1944 : Diana Ross Born

March 26, 2018 all-day

Diana Ross and the Supremes in 1966, courtesy of wikipedia

On March 26, 1944, recording artist Diana Ross was born in Detroit.

According to “Mich-Again’s Day,” by Gary W. Barfknecht, and VH1, Ross started her career in Detroit after she and friends Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard, who called themselves the Supremes, signed with Detroit’s Motown Records in 1961.

Originally, the group was a quartet called the Primettes and included singer Barbara Martin. Martin eventually left the group. As a trio, the Supremes crafted chart-topping hits such as “Baby Love,””Come See About Me,” “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “Where Did Our Love Go.”

During the 1960s, the Supremes, later renamed “Diana Ross and the Supremes,” became the best-selling group behind the Beatles. Ross left the group in 1969 after she decided to embark on a solo career.

Later in life, she also embarked on a movie career including Lady Sings the Blues, Mahogony, and the Wiz. Many of her songs can be found on YouTube, including:

Someday We Will Be Together

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Endless Love

Source : Michigan Every Day

For more information visit the Diana Ross wikipedia page

Andrea K. Farmer, This Week in Michigan History, Detroit Free Press, March 25, 2007, B.4.

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