Mary Wilson (March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021)

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:25 am    Post subject: Mary Wilson (March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021)

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(CNN)Mary Wilson, a founding member of "The Supremes" has died at the age of 76, her publicist told CNN.

Wilson "passed away suddenly this evening," according to a statement from her longtime friend and publicist, Jay Schwartz.

The singer was at her home in Henderson, Nevada. She is survived by her daughter, son, several grandchildren, a sister and brother.

Services will be private due to Covid-19 restrictions and a celebration of Wilson's life will take place later this year, her publicist said.


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Wilson's legacy went beyond singing, Schwartz noted. She became a bestselling author, motivational speaker, businesswoman, and US Cultural Ambassador, he said.

"Wilson used her fame and flair to promote a diversity of humanitarian efforts including ending hunger, raising HIV/AIDS awareness and encouraging world peace," the publicist said.

Wilson was also instrumental in passing the Music Modernization Act (MMA) in 2018, which aimed to modernize copyright-related issues for new music and audio recordings in the face of new technology like digital streaming which did not protect music recorded before February 15, 1972, the statement said.


https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/entertainment/mary-wilson-supremes-death/index.html
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:47 pm    Post subject:

Damn, this one stings. The Supremes are undoubtedly one of the greatest musical acts of all time, and made some of the most beautiful and enduring music from the Motown generation. A supreme choir of angelic voices. Can’t believe 2/3 of that wonderful trio are now departed. Miss Diana Ross please hang in there.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:08 pm    Post subject:

"Someday, we'll be together..." RIP
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:17 pm    Post subject:

They were originally a foursome, but one left to get married, and her replacement left soon after. Both of them are deceased as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:44 pm    Post subject:

There aren’t many know recordings that feature Betty McGlown. Her replacement Barbara Martin sang on some singles from the debut, then split. I think most remember them as a trio, kind of like The Beatles early stages with Stu Sutcliffe as a 5 pc band.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:21 pm    Post subject:

The 2021 Grim Reaper is telling the 2020 Grim Reaper to hold my beer...

RIP

I loved so many songs of The Supremes may they RIP
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:34 pm    Post subject:

panamaniac wrote:
There aren’t many know recordings that feature Betty McGlown. Her replacement Barbara Martin sang on some singles from the debut, then split. I think most remember them as a trio, kind of like The Beatles early stages with Stu Sutcliffe as a 5 pc band.


Didn’t know that the original four were all from the same housing project.
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