Diana Ross & The Supremes
About Diana Ross & The Supremes
Synonymous with virtually every term with which they're classified -- including Motown act, girl group, and pop-soul -- the Supremes built their legacy as the trio of Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross. These three vocalists topped the Billboard pop chart ten times from 1964 through 1967 with eternal classics such as "Baby Love" and "Stop! In the Name of Love" before they became known as Diana Ross & the Supremes, hinting at Ross' departure. It was during this 1967 to 1968 phase that they showed they were as suited for psychedelic production techniques and providing a voice for the otherwise unheard, exemplified respectively by "Reflections" and "Love Child," as they were for boisterous love songs and cooing ballads. The group -- with Wilson the linchpin -- lasted into the disco era. Ballard, Wilson, and Ross were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.