#FLOSFriday - Celebrating 35 years with The Former Ladies of The Supremes! Looking back to June 1998
#FLOSFRIDAY - Celebrating 35 years with the Former Ladies of The Supremes!
On Friday's we look back at the 35 year history and legacy of The Former Ladies of The Supremes, we call it #FLOSFRIDAY
Today we are looking back to June of 1998 with The Former Ladies of The Supremes' Scherrie Payne & Lynda Laurence with Freddi Poole. #KeepTheMusicPlaying
"In June of this year, we boarded the Holland America Ms. Veendam for a week-long cruise to Jamaica. The ship was voted the 1998 Ship of the Year! It was truly elegant! Everything was First Class. We had very spacious and lavishly decorated suites, with large balconies. The views were spectacular. We picked up the cruise in the Cayman Islands. Then we sailed from there to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
"We then sailed on to a magnificent privately owned island (owned by Holland America) called Half Moon Key. The sand was so white you had to wear shades. It was smooth as silk. I’ve never seen anything like it, it was awesome. This was a private cruise. All of the people on board were from the UK, and boy did they love to party! Because it was private, the ship was not full, so it was never crowded, except in the many dining areas. I believe there were 12 decks."
"We had fresh flowers every day and of course the ship was spotless. The food, the company and the crew were all quite exquisite. Our show went so well. The room we performed in was fabulous! The capacity was about 500 or more people. It was a Black Tie evening and we had 5 standing ovations! They really loved us. We had a full band with horns. At the end of the show, we came back out with the other performers and sang one of my favorite songs, “We Are the Champions.” I loved every minute of it!"
All in all, it was a fabulous, fun cruise!
- Lynda Laurence, Formerly of The Supremes (September 1998
Text from The Former Ladies of The Supremes' Fan Club newsletter - September 1998 edition
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The Supremes 1962-1977 #DianaRoss #MaryWilson #FlorenceBallard #CindyBirdsong #JeanTerrell #LyndaLaurence #ScherriePayne #SusayeGreene #MotownSupremes
Top Row (L-R)
1. Scherrie Payne, Cindy Birdsong & Mary Wilson (1973-1976)
2. Mary Wilson, Diana Ross & Florence Ballard (1962-1967)
3. Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong & Jean Terell (1970-1972)
Bottom Row (L-R)
1. Scherrie Payne, Mary Wilson & Susaye Greene (1976-1977)
2. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson & Cindy Birdsong (1967-1970)
3. Mary Wilson, Jean Terrell & Lynda Laurence (1972-1973)
Thank you to the BMA’s (Black Music Awards) for honoring Scherrie, Susaye & Joyce with “Best National Song" for their single “Unconditional Love” and an induction into the BMA’s “Hall Of Fame.” Scherrie, Susaye & Joyce are honored. A special thank to Andre Pittmon (pictured above) of "Enthrone Records Ent LLC" for all you do to help promote the Ladies.
May the new year bring you warmth, love, and light to guide your path to a positive destination. We wish you a happy new year!
May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Mark your calendars for Friday, December 25th 2020 as "Soul Radio USA" celebrates The tenth anniversary of their live six hour Motown Christmas special.
For this milestone event Steve Harris chats with The Former Ladies of The Supermes' Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene with Joyce Vincent.
Click The Starlight Broadcasting Player on the right hand side of screen and choose Soul Radio USA .If on a mobile/cell Phone click the two squares bottom right of your display.
Susaye Greene sings the Christmas classic "Joy To The World" from her 2008 "Christmas Wonderland." Susaye's Christmas CD is available on iTunes and other legal download sites and features Charles Jones & Schism. #HappyHolidays #MerryChristmas
The "Payne Sisters" Freda & Scherrie duet on the Christmas classic "Silver Bells." This song was featured on Freda's 1996 Christmas album "Christmas With Freda & Friends."
SCHERRIE & SUSAYE, FORMERLY OF THE SUPREMES
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