Supremes legend Mary Wilson brings hits to Belleayre Aug. 29
Highmount — Mary Wilson, founding member of the world’s most famous female trio - The Supremes - will bring her hit-filled show to the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Mary was among the vocal powerhouses, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, who turned songs like “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop In the Name of Love,” and “Back in My Arms Again,” into timeless classics.
Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famers, the Supremes recorded 12 No.1 hits from 1964 to 1969 and left an indelible imprint on the music world that continues today.
The group’s career began taking off in 1963 “When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes,” peaked at number 23 on the Billboard pop chart. The next year, the Supremes released the single “Where Did Our Love Go,” which reached number one on the U.S. pop charts in August 1964 and number three in the United Kingdom.
After that hit, the Supremes released four more number one hits, including: “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop In the Name of Love,” and “Back in My Arms Again,” making them the only group to have five consecutive number one hits.
The band’s later hits included “Up the Ladder to the Roof,” “Stoned Love” and “Nathan Jones.” These three singles were also R&B Top Ten hits.
The Supremes/Four Tops version of Ike & Tina Turner’s “River Deep – Mountain High” was another Top 20 hit.
The Supremes’ last Top 20 hit single release, “Floy Joy,” was followed by the final U.S. Top 40 hit, “Automatically Sunshine” with Mary on lead vocals.
In addition to her busy touring schedule, Mary continues as a best-selling author, motivational speaker, businesswoman and a former U.S. Cultural Ambassador.
After the show, there will be a Motown Dance Party (Mary and the Band will attend) with Blues Maneuver playing live in the Overlook Lodge for an additional admission of $10. Tickets will be available at the concert and light snacks and refreshments will be included plus a cash bar.
For additional information, please call 800 942-6904, ext. 1344 or visit: www.belleayremusic.org. The festival’s e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.