Dreamgirl and Supreme Faith: My Life as a Supreme

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Cooper Square Press, Jan 11, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 752 pages
More than 40 years ago, three girls from the Detroit projects made the world 'Stop!' and take notice of their fresh harmonies and classy style. Cultivated by the Motown star machine, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Florence Ballard popped onto the charts with hits like "Baby Love" and "Where Did Our Love Go" and made the Supremes not only a household name, but rock and roll legends. The story of their journey to fame is one that fairy tales are made of—complete with battles, tragedies, and triumphs. It's a story that only one of the founders of this talented trio is able or willing to share with the world.
In Dreamgirls & Supreme Faith: My Life as a Supreme, Supremes' co-founder Mary Wilson boldly brings to life all the intimate details of the group's struggle to top the charts. This is the first book to tell the complete story of Mary's courageous life from childhood through the height of the Supremes, to the turn of the century. This beautiful paperback edition combines the best-selling Dreamgirls with the sequel, Supreme Faith: Someday We'll Be Together, for the first time in one volume. The new afterword brings Mary's intriguing story up to date with details on. . .
· The tragic car accident that claimed her son's life
· The death of her mother, Johnnie Mae, and her dear friend, Mary Wells
· Becoming a grandmother
· Making her peace with Berry Gordy and Diana Ross
· Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Supremes wonderful music isn't the only thing to remain in the public's mind. Diana Ross' push for dominance in the trio has become legendary. Mary Wilson speaks candidly about Ross' tactics to latch onto Berry Gordy, and force her will on the group's activities. For example, while on the early tours, Diana would threaten to call Gordy from the road if the men on the bus didn't behave to her approval. She also openly pushed for Flo's removal from the group. Wilson also openly shares her thoughts on . . .The group's never-ending b
 

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Dream Girls & Supreme Faith

User Review  - moki3021 - Overstock.com

It dishes all the behind dirt that occurred to establish the greatest girl group of all time...the Supremes. I loved all the pictures from my favorite Supreme Mary Wilson as she chronicles the rise ... Read full review

NOT SO SUPREME

User Review  - suzeen - Overstock.com

Mary really seems to think that she was the superior Supreme! She has the Pete Best Syndrome! If you think that Diana Ross is the meanest woman alive then you will love this book. If not just rent DREAMGIRLS instead! Read full review

Contents

Dedication Page
v
Acknowledgments
vii
Perface
xi
Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
11
Chapter 3
25
Chapter 4
44
Chapter 5
59

Chapter 8
79
Chapter 9
90
Chapter 10
106
Chapter 11
116
Chapter 12
127
Chapter 13
136
Chapter 14
148
Chapter 15
159
Chapter 16
176
Chapter 17
185
Chapter 18
201
Chapter 19
212
Chapter 20
225
Epilogue
239
A Supremes Itinerary
251
Supremes Discography
279
Index
287
Title Page
iii
Chapter 6
87
Chapter 7
105
Chapter 8
127
Chapter 9
154
Chapter 10
172
Chapter 11
187
Chapter 12
207
Chapter 13
223
Chapter 14
238
Chapter 15
255
Epilogue
281
Discography
294
People Who Have Worked With the Supremes Over The Years
299
Seventies Supremes Fan Clubs
302
Title Page
1
Mary Wilson 1990s Discography
37
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Mary Wilson is a living legend as the co-founder of the world-renowned Supremes. Wilson is the only original Supreme carrying on the group's legacy to this day. Embarking on her 40th year in the music business, Wilson is still touring extensively and expanding her horizons. She recently made her first acting appearance in Lifetime's "Jackie's Back," featuring Jennifer Lewis and Tim Curry. Wilson is the mother of three and a proud grandmother. She lives in New York City.

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