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Encyclopedia > Mary Wilson (singer)
Mary Wilson

Singer Mary Wilson, 1991.
Background information
Born March 6, 1944 (1944-03-06) (age 63)
Greenville, Mississippi, U.S.
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genre(s) R&B/pop/soul
Occupation(s) Singer, actress, and author
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1959 - present
Label(s) Motown
Associated
acts
The Supremes
Website www.marywilson.com

Mary Wilson (born March 6, 1944 in Greenville, Mississippi) is an American singer best known for her work as a member of the Motown soul and pop group The Supremes. Wilson was the only Supreme who remained in the group from the very beginning in 1959, when the group was known as The Primettes, until the very end, when the group was dissolved in 1977. As a member of the Supremes, Wilson (along with Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, and later, Cindy Birdsong) enjoyed twelve US number-one hit records. Image File history File links Mwilson. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greenville is a city located in Washington County, Mississippi. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Detroit redirects here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Soul (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greenville is a city located in Washington County, Mississippi. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Motown Records, Inc. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reissue album cover showing The Supremes in 1966. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Florence Glenda Ballard Chapman, nicknamed Flo or Blondie, (June 30, 1943 – February 22, 1976) was an American singer, and one of the original lead singers of the Motown act The Supremes. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... Cindy Birdsong (center) with The Supremes in 1970, on the cover of the Right On LP. Cindy Birdsong (born Cynthia Ann Birdsong on December 15, 1939 in Camden, New Jersey) is an African-American singer. ...

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Biography

The Supremes

Main article: The Supremes

Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard were good friends in junior high school with a mutual interest in singing. When Milton Jenkins, manager of male vocal group The Primes, decided to form a female spin-off called The Primettes, he recruited Ballard, who recruited Wilson. Wilson then recruited a new friend of hers, Diana Ross, and Jenkins added Betty McGlown to complete the lineup. For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... The Classic 5 lineup of The Temptations, circa 1965. ... Reissue album cover showing The Supremes in 1966. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ...


By 1961, The Primettes had signed to Motown Records, replaced McGlown with Barbara Martin, and changed their name to The Supremes. In the early days, the girls traded lead vocals, with Wilson handling many of the ballads in her distinctive alto voice. The Supremes went two years without a Top 40 hit, finally scoring with "When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through his Eyes" in 1963. By 1964, Diane Ross (now Diana Ross) was the sole lead singer of the group, which finally began a long streak of Holland-Dozier-Holland-helmed Top 10 hits, including ten US #1 hits, beginning with "Where Did Our Love Go". Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... This article is about the voice-type. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... Holland-Dozier-Holland is a songwriting and production team made up of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr. ... Where Did Our Love Go is a 1964 hit song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label. ...


After three years of phenomenal success, Motown chief Berry Gordy changed the name of the group to Diana Ross & the Supremes and replaced Florence Ballard with Cindy Birdsong. The group carried on for the rest of the 1960s, although hits were less frequent than they had been during the middle part of the decade. Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Cindy Birdsong (center) with The Supremes in 1970, on the cover of the Right On LP. Cindy Birdsong (born Cynthia Ann Birdsong on December 15, 1939 in Camden, New Jersey) is an African-American singer. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ...


When Diana Ross left the group in 1970 for a solo career, singer Jean Terrell was brought in as her replacement. The "New" Supremes -- Wilson, Terrell, and Birdsong -- continued their hit-making process from 1970 through 1972 with big hits like "Up The Ladder To The Roof," "Stoned Love", "River Deep-Mountain High" (with The Four Tops), "Nathan Jones", and "Floy Joy". Wilson began sharing leads with Terrell on several of the singles, including "Touch", "Floy Joy", and "Automatically Sunshine". Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jean Terrell (left) with The Supremes in 1970, on the cover of the Right On LP. Jean Terrell (born November 26, 1944 in Belzoni, Mississippi) is an American R&B and jazz singer, best known for having replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes in 1970. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, and showtunes. ...


Cindy Birdsong left the group in April 1972 to start a family and was replaced by singer Lynda Laurence, formerly of Stevie Wonder's Wonderlove group. This pairing did not last long. After the Stevie Wonder-produced "Bad Weather" failed to ignite much interest in 1973, both Terrell and Laurence departed the group. Wilson enlisted Scherrie Payne, Freda Payne's younger sister, and welcomed back Cindy Birdsong to carry on the group. It took nearly two years for Motown to produce new recording contracts for the Supremes, during which time the group concentrated on live performances, and Wilson married Dominican businessman Pedro Ferrer. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lynda Laurence (also spelled Lawrence, born Lynda Tucker) is an African-American singer. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ... Scherrie Payne (born November 4, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan} is an African-American singer. ... Freda Charcelia Payne (born on September 19, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American singer and actress. ...


Wilson took charge of the Supremes, assisting her husband in managing and sharing lead vocal duties with Payne in the group. This lineup continued on until 1976, when Birdsong was replaced by Susaye Greene, also a former Wonderlove member. With Greene, the Supremes recorded two more albums. By the start of 1977, Wilson had finally decided to leave The Supremes and start her solo singing career. Her "farewell" performance with the group in its latest line-up occurred in June of that year at the Drury Theatre in London, England. (Remaining Supremes Payne and Greene reportedly planned to search to replace Wilson with a new third member, and to continue a new Supremes line-up that included their contributing songwriting efforts to the act; but by the fall of 1977, it was announced that Motown had decided to officially disband The Supremes as a recording group on its label.) Susaye Greene is an African-American singer, noted for being the last official member to join Motown girl group The Supremes, remaining in the group during its final year of existence from 1976 to 1977. ... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ...


Lead vocals with the Supremes

From the very first recording sessions for Lu-Pine Records back in 1960, Mary was featured on lead vocals on albums and later singles too, right-up until the demise of the group.

  • as The Primettes
    • "Pretty Baby" - b-side to "Tears of Sorrow"
  • as The Supremes
    • "Baby Don't Go" - from the groups debut album Meet the Supremes
    • "It Makes No Difference Now" - from the group's 1965 album The Supremes Sing Country, Western & Pop - this was the first released track to feature all group members on lead vocals
    • " The Tears" - Never-Before-Released-Masters From Today's Brightest Stars-The 1960's
    • "Sunset" - also from The Supremes Sing Country, Western & Pop, as a duet with Diana
    • "Come And Get These Memories" - a remake of the Martha and The Vandellas hit, featured on the group's 1966 hit album Supremes A' Go-Go
    • "Falling In Love With Love" - from the group's tribute album The Supremes Sing Rodgers & Hart, a duet with Diana; also featured on the live album Diana Ross & The Supremes Farewell
  • as Diana Ross and The Supremes
  • as The Supremes (1970s)
    • "Touch" - from the album with the same name. A soulful duet with established lead singer Jean Terrell, this marked the first time that Mary had taken a lead on a single.
    • "A Heart Like Mine" - from the Smokey Robinson produced album Floy Joy
    • "Floy Joy" - another duet with Jean Terrell from the album with the same name.
    • "Automatically Sunshine" - second single from the Floy Joy album and third duet single with Jean Terrell.
    • "I Keep It Hid" - album track from the critically acclaimed album The Supremes Produced and Arranged by Jimmy Webb.
    • "He's My Man" - from the 1975 album The Supremes, co-lead vocals with Scherrie Payne
    • "Early Morning Love" - from the 1975 album The Supremes
    • "Where Is It I Belong?" - from the 1975 album The Supremes
    • "This Is Why I Believe In You" - from the 1975 album The Supremes, co-lead vocals with Scherrie Payne
    • "You Turn Me Around" - from the 1975 album The Supremes
    • "Don't Let My Teardrops Bother You" - from the 1976 album High Energy
    • "Till The Boat Sails Away" - from the 1976 album High Energy
    • "I Don't Want To Lose You" - from the 1976 album High Energy
    • "You're What's Missing In My Life" - from the 1976 album High Energy, duet with Scherrie Payne
    • "We Should be Closer Together" - from the group's final album Mary, Scherrie & Susaye
    • "You Are The Heart Of Me" - from the group's final album Mary, Scherrie & Susaye
  • Tracks released after the group disbanded
    • "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" - taken from the recording sessions for the proposed album Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing Disney Classics. It was released on The Never Before Released Masters" in 1987.
    • "Still Water (Love)" - taken from recording sessions for the proposed album Promises Kept. released on the compilation, This Is The Story: The Jean Terrell Years 1970 - 1973.
    • "Can We Love Again" - out-take from the 1975 album 'The Supremes', released on the The 70s Supremes Anthology.
  • Unreleased tracks
    • "Boogie Man" - out-take from the 1975 album The Supremes.

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Solo career

In the fall of 1977, Mary Wilson was forced to fulfill tour dates in South America with the assistance of former group mate Cindy Birdsong and a third girl that had originally been booked well in advance for the by-now-disbanded Supremes, but which Motown did not cancel, and Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene refused to fulfill with Wilson, prompting the tour promoters to threaten Wilson and Ferrer with legal action. Undaunted, Wilson continued on as a solo artist. Wilson released her solo debut album on Motown Records entitled Mary Wilson, and the single, "Red Hot," which hit number ninety-five on the Billboard R&B charts and number eighty-five on the Billboard dance music charts in late 1979. Motown released Wilson from her contract in 1980, and she sought deals with Atlantic and the Boardwalk labels. For her live shows, Wilson periodically billed herself as "The Supremes Show with Mary Wilson" or "The Supremes Starring Mary Wilson," leading to legal trouble with Motown, whom Wilson found wholly owned the Supremes name and, despite protracted legal battles, would not cede it to her. Mary Wilson is the self-titled debut album of founding Supremes member Mary Wilsons, released on the Motown label in 1979. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


In 1986, Wilson released her first autobiography, Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme, which told the story of her life with the Supremes up to 1970, and including Florence Ballard's later years and funeral. Dreamgirl was a New York Times Best Seller for months, and was also eventually released in paperback. The title of the book is taken from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, which is loosely based upon the Supremes story. Wilson's follow-up book Supreme Faith: Someday We'll Be Together, was published in 1990, and followed Wilson's life from the days of the "New Supremes" into and through the 1980s. Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, which opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre. ...


In England, Wilson recorded the dance single "Don't Get Mad, Get Even" on the Motorcity label. She continued to tour, appearing in Vegas, Reno, Tahoe and other venues alongside comedians such as Jay Leno, Don Rickles, and Joan Rivers. In the early 1990s, Wilson recorded her first solo album in twelve years, Walk the Line, on CEO Records. Two singles were released, the critically acclaimed "One Night With You," and the fiery title track, "Walk the Line." However, the record company folded shortly after Wilson's album was released. James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (April 28, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. ... Donald Jay Rickles (born May 8, 1926 in New York City, New York) is an American comedian and actor. ... Joan Rivers (born June 8, 1933) is an American comedian, actress, talk show host, businesswoman, and celebrity. ...


Later years

In the years since, Wilson has released other singles, namely "U" (1995) and "Turn Around" (1996) for various labels; both were hits in Europe.[citation needed] She continues to tour nine to ten months out of every year, singing the Supremes' hits. In 1997, she moved to New York City and enrolled at New York University, graduating in May 2001 with an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. In April 2001, she performed in the musical Leader of the Pack at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. The year after, she starred in the national touring company of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... An associate degree is an academic degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, business colleges and some bachelors degree-granting colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Many theatres are named the Shubert Theatre; many of these are now or were previously owned by the Shubert Theatre Corporation. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


In the late 1990s, Wilson appeared in a New York comedy play called Grandma Silvia's Funeral as a wise-cracking, but bitter family member. Wilson had a cameo appearance in the 1999 comedy film Jackie's Back, playing Jackie's former school teacher.


In late 1999, Wilson was reportedly contacted by former Supremes-mate Diana Ross regarding a Supremes reunion tour that Ross was assembling for 2000. It would have been the first time that Supremes Wilson, Ross and Birdsong had performed together since their brief on-stage reunion at the March 1983 taping of the NBC television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today & Forever. Ultimately, Ross commenced this "Return to Love" tour in the spring of 2000 with two Supremes she'd never performed with who'd joined the trio after Ross left, as Wilson reportedly insisted that the reunion deal initially presented her did not reasonably respect and reflect her contributions to and participation in the historic group. (This tour inevitably failed and folded quickly by mid-summer; many fans were sad, nonetheless, because they'd hoped to see Mary Wilson take the stage once again with Diana and Cindy.)


In 2002, Wilson appeared, along with other 1960s and 1970s stars, in the motion picture Only The Strong Survive. In March 2003, she performed in The Vagina Monologues at the Detroit Opera House. She began hosting The Motown Show, a syndicated radio program on Westwood One, that September. The Vagina Monologues is an Obie Award-winning episodic play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the off-Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. ... Westwood One, Inc. ...


Wilson recently moved to Las Vegas from New York City, where she had resided for several years. While in New York, she co-hosted a mid-morning radio show with Bob Law, playing classic R&B hits, on WWRL. In July 2006, Mary underwent angioplasty after complaining about severe chest pains. She has since recovered and is back on the road. Wilson also recently released the DVD Mary Wilson Live at the Sands, on which she performs many of the old Supremes hits in celebration of the forty-fifth anniversary of the group. Currently, she is recording an album of songs taken from her personal diaries for the Holland brothers, co-writers of many of The Supremes' number-one hits of the 1960s.Wilson has also started in 2006 to perform a new show "Up Close & Personal", where she sings ballads and standards in lieu of Supremes' hits. She has received very positive reviews, including her most recent show at Feinstein's in New York City, which highlight her strong vocal interpretations of "I Am Changing"(From Dreamgirls), "New York State of Mind" and "Both Sides Now". Wilson also continues to perform the Supremes' hits at other shows and sings with symphony orchestras, as well. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Holland-Dozier-Holland is a songwriting and production team made up of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ...


Other work

A tireless humanitarian, Wilson has also been touring and lecturing across the U.S., speaking to various groups nationwide. Her lecture circuit, “Dare to Dream”, focuses on reaching goals and triumph over adversity. Wilson's charity work includes the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the American Cancer Society, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, the Easter Seals Foundation, UNICEF, The NAACP, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the All-Star Network, and Figure Skaters of Harlem, a youth organization devoted to helping children towards entering the Olympics. In 2007, Wilson became the Mine Action spokesperson for the Humpty Dumpty Institute www.thehdi.org, a NYC-based non-profit organization forging innovative public-private partnerships designed to help solve specific international problems.


Most recently, Wilson made headlines for proposing a bill to ban impostor groups to perform under the name of 1950s and 1960s rock groups, including Motown groups such as The Marvelettes and The Supremes, which was passed in several states. The Marvelettes was an American singing girl group on the Motown label. ...


Personal life

During the mid-1960s, Wilson dated and later lived with Four Tops member Abdul "Duke" Fakir. Temptations bass singer Melvin Franklin was also said to have romantically pursued Wilson. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The Four Tops are an American musical group, who helped define the Motown sound of the 1960s. ... Abdul Duke Fakir (born December 26, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan) is best known as a member of popular Motown act The Four Tops from 1954 to the present day. ... The Classic 5 lineup of the Temptations, circa 1965. ... Melvin Franklin (David Melvin English) (October 12, 1942 – February 23, 1995) was an American bass singer, best known for his role as a member of Motown singing group The Temptations from 1961 to 1994. ...


Wilson adopted her cousin's son, Willie, during the late 1960s, and raised him as her son. Wilson and her husband Pedro Ferrer had three children together: Turkessa (born 1975), Pedro (born 1977), and Raphael (born 1979). In 1981, Wilson divorced Ferrer, whom she describes in Supreme Faith as being habitually abusive. On January 29, 1994, tragedy struck Wilson when she fell asleep at the wheel of her Jeep Cherokee, which hit the central barrier of a highway in California. As a result of the accident, Wilson suffered serious injuries, and her son Raphael died. As of 2007, Wilson is divorced and has two living children and eight grandchildren. is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The Jeep Cherokee is a name for three different SUV models produced from 1974 to the present: 1974–1983 Jeep Cherokee (SJ) full-size SUV 1984–2001 Jeep Cherokee (XJ) compact SUV 1993–present Jeep Grand Cherokee mid-size SUV 2002–present european version of Jeep Liberty mid-size SUV... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Solo discography

Albums

Motown releases
CEO release
  • 1991: Walk the Line
Mary Wilson
  • 2007: Up Close: Live From San Fransisco, a live set of standards recorded at The Plush Room in San Francisco in December 2005.

Motown Records, Inc. ... Mary Wilson is the self-titled debut album of founding Supremes member Mary Wilsons, released on the Motown label in 1979. ... Walk the Line is a 1992 album released by former Supremes member Mary Wilson on the independent CEO label. ...

Album guest appearances

  • with Neil Sedaka Come See About Me one song - "Come See About Me"
  • with Paul Jabara De La Noche Sisters one song - "This Girl's Back"
  • Sing For The Cure one song - "Mother Come To Me"

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Singles

Motown release
  • 1979: "Red Hot" / "Midnight Dancer"
  • 1980: "Pick Up The Pieces" / "You're The Light That Guides My Way" (UK only)
CEO releases
  • 1992: "One Night With You"
  • 1992: "Walk the Line"
Other releases
  • 1987:"Don't Get Mad, Get Even" - Nightmare Records
  • 1989:"Oooh Child"-Nightmare Records
  • 1995: "U" -Contract Recording Company
  • 1996: "Turn Around" - Da Bridge Records
  • 2000: "It's Time To Move On"
Unreleased
  • 1980: Gus Dudgeon produced master tracks for Motown - "Love Talk", "Save Me", "You Danced My Heart Around The Stars", "Green River"
  • 1986: "My Lovelife is a Disaster" (unreleased demo)
  • "Sleeping In Separate Rooms" (Atlantic c.1987)
  • "Stronger in a Broken Part" (Atlantic c.1987)
  • "The One I Love" (Atlantic c.1987)
  • "Can We Talk About It"
  • "Show Me"
  • "Love Child" (out-take from Walk the Line album)

Motown Records, Inc. ...

Autobiographies

  • Wilson, Mary (1986). Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme. New York: St. Martin's Press.
  • Wilson, Mary and Romanowski, Patricia (1990). Supreme Faith: Someday We'll Be Together. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-016290-2
  • Wilson, Mary and Romanowski, Patricia (1986, 1990, 2000). Dreamgirl & Supreme Faith: My Life as a Supreme. New York: Cooper Square Publishers. ISBN 0-8154-1000-X.

DVD Appearances

  • Mary Wilson: Mary Wilson Live At The Sands
  • The Supremes: Reflections:The Definitive DVD Collection
  • The Four Tops: - performs 'River Deep Mountain High'
  • Dionne Warwick - interview only
  • Only The Stronger Survive - performs 'Love Child' and 'Someday, We'll Be Together'

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Mary Wilson (singer) at AllExperts (1134 words)
Mary Wilson (born March 6, 1944 in Greenville, Mississippi) is an American singer best known for her work as a member of the Motown soul and pop group The Supremes.
Wilson was the only Supreme who remained in the group from the very beginning in 1959, when the group was known as The Primettes, until the very end, when the group was dissolved in 1977.
Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard were good friends in junior high school with a mutual interest in singing.
Mary Wilson (singer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1514 words)
Mary Wilson continued on as a solo artist, releasing her debut album on Motown Records entitled Mary Wilson, and the single, "Red Hot," which hit number 95 on the Billboard RandB charts in 1979.
Wilson also recently released the DVD Mary Wilson Live at the Sands, on which she performs many of the old Supremes hits in celebration of the forty-fifth anniversary of the group.
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