- By KEN WERTHER
- Photo Courtesy of La Philharmonic
This month, the legendary Diana Ross returns to the Hollywood Bowl for one night only and I’m excited! I’ve seen her perform live several times, but I cannot resist another opportunity to experience her magic in person! In July of 1969, I saw Diana Ross and The Supremes in concert during their farewell tour. Motown’s most successful act is also one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. I paid just $5.50 for my ticket (you read that correctly, yes), and the opening act was Stevie Wonder! On January 14, 1970, the group performed together for the last time as Diana Ross broke away to begin a solo career. In 1993, The Guinness Book of World Records declared Ross the most successful female music artist in history.
A few little-known facts for trivia buffs: The Supremes, originally a quartet, were first called The Primettes (and two of The Temptations were first in a group called The Primes) … it was Smokey Robinson that brought Ross to Motown Records … and my favorite tidbit — neither Mary Wilson or Cindy Birdsong sang on the recording of “Someday We’ll Be Together,” the last song released by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Go ahead … amaze your friends at parties!
Now get ready to experience, under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl, one of the few genuine superstars of this or any generation … the incomparable Diana Ross!
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