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February 10, 2021

 

 

 

With their first three hits all US No.1’s on Stateside,

in 64, ‘Where Did Our Love Go’, also made the UK Top 3.

With ‘Baby Love’, a month later, becoming a UK No.1.

And opening 65, at No.27, was ‘Come See About Me’.

 

Their 2nd hit of 65, ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’ –

(first of 7, on Tamla Motown, to make the US No.1 spot),

also reached the UK No.7,  with their next hit –

‘Back In My Arms Again’ making a UK Top 40 trot.

 

Ending 65, ‘I Hear A Symphony’, was a UK No.39,

and in 66, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ – a UK Top 3 place won.

Ending 66, at No.8, was ‘You Keep Me Hangin’On’, and

in 67, at No.17, was ‘Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone’.

 

Still in 67, ‘The Happening’, reached No.6.

and ‘Reflections’, enjoyed the Top 5 scene.

Ending 67, ‘In And Out Of Love’, made No.13, and was

the 2nd hit of newly named – Diana Ross & The Supremes.

 

In 68, at No.28, arrived ‘Forever Came Today’, and

‘Some Things You Never Get Used To’, a No.34, was to be.

Ending 68, ‘Love Child’ – a US No.1 & UK No.15,

and in 69, ‘I’m Gonna Make You Love Me’, for Diana Ross

& The Supremes & The Temptations – a UK Top 3.

 

Four more hits followed in 69,

with ‘I’m Living In Shame’, peaking at No.14.

And ‘No Matter What Sign You Are’ – a No.37, and then

‘I Second That Emotion’ with The Temptations at No.18.

 

and ‘Someday We’ll Be Together’- a US No.1 & UK No.13.

Now in 70, again with The Temptations, next in this mix

came ‘Why (Must We Fall In Love)’,  reaching No.31.

And ‘Up The Ladder To The Roof’, climbed to No.6.

 

In 71, ‘Stoned Love’, was a UK Top 3, and at No.11 with

The Four Tops came ‘River Deep Mountain High’.

Followed by ‘Nathan Jones’, which reached the Top 5,

And ending 71, ‘You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart’,

(again with The Four Tops), peaked at No.25.

 

In 72, ‘Floy Joy’, rose to No.9,

and ‘Automatically Sunshine’, was a Top 10.

In 73, ‘Bad Weather’, landed at No.37,

and in 74, ‘Baby Love.’ (on Tamla Motown),

at No.12, a hit, all over again.

 

In 89, ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’, on Motown,

for Diana Ross & The Supremes, at No.62.

Ending this glimpse into some of the work,

by this legendary group, loved so true.

 

Thank You for the music

R.I.P   Mary Wilson  1944 – 2021

 

written by Harriet Blackbury.

 

 

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