#SupremesSunday - Looking back at the history and legacy of THE SUPREMES!
Today we are looking back to 1974 when THE SUPREMES (Scherrie Payne, Mary Wilson & Cindy Birdsong) headlined at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. Enjoy this vintage photo of a billboard advertising the Ladies' appearance April 24th-May 7th 1974. #Supremes #KeepTheMusicPlaying
Happy heavenly birthday to our
"Supreme Sister" Mary Wilson!
Every time I think of Mary Wilson it’s still hard to believe she’s not here; she’s moved on. There are no words to describe the void that she left. Family, Friends as well as fans all over the world have been left stunned... Mary was a legend in her own right. An icon who graced concert stages all over the world and played to audiences of all ages and walks of life, including Royalty... From that teenager in Detroit who never imagined the heights she would attain as an original member of the number one female singing group in the world, “ The Supremes,” Mary embraced her destiny always with dignity, grace and class. She was tenacious, focused, yet, always down to earth, and made it a point to be there for her fans. And there were multitudes! She was, and forever will be, loved...
Today would’ve been Mary’s 77th birthday!... I, for one, find it surreal. I can only say, “Happy Heavenly Birthday, my Supreme Sister, Mary Wilson!” We honor and celebrate you!!!
The song, “Someday We’ll Be Together,” comes to mind. Until that time arrives, I will always keep the happy memories of you in my heart. You were the best and I was honored to have known and worked with you. Thank you for making dreams come true for me and so many others... Heaven has welcomed in another angel!
Formerly of The Supremes
Mary Wilson, who came to worldwide fame with the Supremes, was a star. The Mary I knew, sang with in the Supremes, laughed and travelled the world with, in the quest for entertaining the people, would have been overjoyed at the outpouring of love and sweet remembrance of sweeter days. Mary was deeply loved around the world.
We celebrate her birthday today and celebrate the joy she brought to millions around the world. She made it possible for other artists to perform in places they had never had the right to before, as a member of the Supremes and accomplished the impossible. Happy birthday in Heaven Supreme Mary Wilson.
Love you forever,
Formerly of The Supremes
Scherrie Payne & Susaye Greene, Former Ladies of The Supremes with Joyce Vincent perform a medley of "Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon & Corner Of The Sky."
Recorded November 7th 2020
Mary Wilson: Reflections of a Supreme Journey! – by Scherrie Payne, Formerly of THE SUPREMES
*The following is a commentary written by
Scherrie Payne, Formerly of THE SUPREMES
Mary Wilson! She was so many wonderful things to so many: A Supreme; a best-selling author; a humanitarian and civil rights activist; a mother; grandmother; a sister; a cousin, and of course a friend!
Mary did it all and did it all so well! Her legacy will forever live on in the hearts and minds of fans all over the world. From that young girl in Detroit, she went on to become part of a group that took the music industry and then, the nations by storm. They became Superstars, Legends of Motown that helped put the name of Detroit on the map!! Trailblazers! They were a first-class act! The Supremes became role models for so many Black girls and made them realize they could achieve the heights; anything was possible regardless of one’s race.
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#SupremesSaturday - Celebrating the history and legacy of THE SUPREMES!
Today we are looking back to 1976 when THE SUPREMES (Scherrie Payne, Mary Wilson & Susaye Greene) appeared on the Dinah Shore show alongside Tom Bosley (actor), Annette Funicello (singer/actress) & Richard Crenna (Actor/Director.)
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Mary Wilson. She was so many wonderful things to so many... A Supreme, a best-selling author, a humanitarian and civil-rights activist, a mother, grandmother, a sister, a cousin, -- a friend! Mary did it all and did it all so well! Her legacy will forever live on in the hearts and minds of fans all over the world. From that young girl in Detroit, she went on to become part of a group that took the music industry and then, the nations by storm. They became Superstars, Legends of Motown that helped put the name of Detroit on the map!! They were a first-class act! The Supremes became role-models for so many Black girls and made them realize they could achieve the heights; anything was possible regardless of one's race.
The stage was Mary's home; she lit it up! She was a natural and showed it. Audiences loved her vivaciousness, slick dances moves accompanied by her sexy voice and bright smile. Whether she was just singing "oohs" and "aahs" in the background, or, delivering a tender solo, she was powerful... The Supremes was her life and it was obvious that she enjoyed every moment of it. Mary was relentless and hard-working and never slowed down or gave up on her goals, her dreams... Mary never saw the world through blinded-eyes. She was an optimist, always striving for that next plateau, and, achieved it... I so admired her for that! Mary was the consummate performer, entertainer.
Mary has left an indelible mark on the hearts of everyone who ever met or knew her. I, for one, shall forever be indebted to her... I'm so proud of all she accomplished. An original member of the most famous girl-group in the world! An icon never to be forgotten! Mary Wilson! A legend in her own time!... Heaven has welcomed in another Supreme angel! My deepest condolences go out to her family... May God watch over you during this time of tremendous pain and sorrow and comfort you...
Scherrie Payne of The Supremes
SCHERRIE & SUSAYE, FORMERLY OF THE SUPREMES
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