Enjoy this episode of Superstar Status With Schatar featuring Mary Wilson! Mary Wilson is a singer and author, who is best known as the founder of all female group The Supremes, one of the most best-selling groups of all time.
Born in Greenville, Mississippi, she lived with her aunt at Detroit, Michigan by age three. Their family settled in the projects of Detroit before her teenage years. During her schooling days she met Florence Ballard who she shared an interest in music with. By 1959, they formed the group The Primettes along Diana Ross and Betty McGlown. They signed under Motown Records in 1961 and changed their name into The Supremes. This time McGlown left, and she was replaced by Barbara Martin. Martin eventually left in 1962 and The Supremes permanently became a trio group.
Wilson began a solo career in 1979 when she signed under Motown for solo work, and released her first self-titled album. Motown dropped her in 1980 during production of her second album, and continued her performances in musical theater productions.
Wilson also wrote two best sellers: Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme in 1986, and Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together in 1990.
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