The Supremes 1961-1977
(Top row) Diana Ross, Jean Terrell, Scherrie Payne, Florence Ballard
(Bottom row) Barbara Martin, Cindy Birdsong, Mary Wilson, Lynda Laurence, Susaye Greene
#ScherrieSaturday - Celebrating the illustrious career of our sensational Scherrie Payne! Remembering "THe Glass House."
#ScherrieSaturday - Celebrating the illustrious career of our sensational Scherrie Payne! Today we are looking back to the early days of Scherrie's career. Before joining The Supremes in late 1973 Scherrie sang with a group out of Detroit called The Glass House.
The Glass House was an assembly of talented singers put together by Holland-Dozier-Holland for their Invictus Records label in 1969. The group consisted of Scherrie Payne, Ty Hunter, Larry Mitchell and Pearl Jones who was later replaced by Sylvia Smith. The group released two full-length studio albums and had a string of singles through 1972, peaking with 1969's "Crumbs Off The Table" (co-written by Scherrie Payne.) When the group dissolved Ty Hunter and Scherrie Payne went on to join the Motown roster. Ty joined the The Originals, and Scherrie became the lead singer of The Supremes.
TRIVIA: Did you know that actress Gloria Hendry was an original member of The Glass House? Gloria was with the group in the very beginning. Scherrie remembers Gloria rehearsing with the group, but not recording or performing with them. She was replaced by Pearl Jones early in the group's career. Gloria later portrayed the "Bond Girl"l Rosie Carver in the 1973 James Bond film "Live and Let Die." In that film, she became the first African American woman to become romantically involved with 007.
Enjoy these vintage Glass House photos from our personal archives. Click on the thumbnail images below to view the full sized images.
Scherrie Payne & Susaye Greene, The Former Ladies of The Supremes will be interviewed on Facebook live on "The Motown Soul Show" with Christine Dobbo Mabbutt! Thursday, July 11th 2020 at 11:00am (Pacific Time.) See you there!!
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Enjoy this vintage "Right On" magazine article from 1977 about our lovely and talented Susaye Greene. Article written by J. Randy Taraborrelli. Thank you Randy for the many years of friendship. Love to you always!
- Click on the thumbnail images below to view the full sized article.
SCHERRIE & SUSAYE, FORMERLY OF THE SUPREMES
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