I’m featuring this song in honor of Black History Month and the recent passing of Mary Wilson, a member of The Suppremes. According to Wikipedia, also known as The Primettes, Diana Ross & the Suppremes, founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1959, were a premier act of Motown Records during the 1960’s.
They were America’s most successful vocal group with twelve number 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown’s main songwriting and production team. The Suppremes rivaled The Beatles in worldwide popularity and made it possible for other African-American R&B and soul musicians to achieve mainstream success. You can learn more about them here.
When I first heard “Love Child” in the 1960’s, I was only about seven or eight and didn’t understand the song, but I fell in love with its melody and harmony. Now, I know its true…
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