By Harvey Kubernik c 2016
2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the Supremes’ first number-one hit single, “Where Did Our Love Go,” the first of five such
consecutive hit singles.
In 2016, and always carrying the legacy for the Supremes, after the departure of founding members Florence Ballard and Diane (Diana) Ross, is original member, Mary Wilson.
Two recent singles from Wilson are currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and wherever else digital music is found: “Life’s Been Good to Me,” and the Mother’s Day song, “Darling Mother.”
2015 was an exciting time for Mary. Her song “Time to Move On” climbed to #23 on the Billboard dance charts, which marked her first time on the charts with a solo recording, since the Supremes.
Wilson is very active in charity endeavors and humanitarian work. Her Dare to Dream lecture, which she gives to young people, emphasizes the need for personal perseverance to achieve their goals, despite obstacles and adversities in their lives. The topic is the foundation of her best-selling autobiography Dreamgirl – My Life as a Supreme.
Mary later authored its sequel, Supreme Faith – Someday We’ll Be Together. In 2000, these two books, along with updated chapters, were combined to complete her third book. She is currently working on a fourth book, which will be a coffee table hardcover featuring the gowns, history and legacy of the Supremes. Continue reading