The legacy left behind by music pioneer Mary Wilson, founding member of ‘The Supremes’
DETROIT – Music pioneer Mary Wilson, a founding member of “The Supremes” died at the age of 76. “The world has lost one of the brightest stars in our Motown family. Mary Wilson was an icon,” Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry said in a statement. Mary Wilson of the Supremes has died suddenly. Rest In Supreme Peace Mary.”Steven Van Zandt said he spoke to Wilson before the world went on lockdown because of the coronavirus, tweeting Tuesday: “RIP Mary Wilson.
Motown Museum chair on Mary Wilson: ’World has lost one of the brightest stars in our family’
DETROIT – Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry called Mary Wilson one of the “brightest stars” in the Motown family. “In this moment of extreme sadness, the world has lost one of the brightest stars in our Motown family. Mary Wilson was an icon,” reads a statement from Terry. Ballard was replaced by Cindy Birdsong in 1967, and Wilson stayed with the group until it was officially disbanded by Motown in 1977. Touring at the time, Wilson said there was a moment when she realized they had a hit song.
Mary Wilson, original member of The Supremes, dies at 76
“We’re going to be talking about the Supremes, yeah, 60th anniversary, and I’m going to be talking a lot about that mainly because I’ve finally decided how to work with Universal and they’re going to release new recordings, Mary Wilson recordings,” she said.chicagotribune.com
Motown legend and founding member of The Supremes Mary Wilson dies
Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes and Motown Legend has died in her Nevada home, according to her publicist. Berry Gordy, founder of the Motown record label, said in a statement: “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s. Motown Records also tweeted overnight. To a female trailblazer and forever Sweetheart of Motown, who brought many timeless records for generations to come - Thank You. From our Motown family, rest in paradise @MWilsonSupreme 🕊 pic.twitter.com/YwsZM41g9v — Motown Records (@motown) February 9, 2021The Jacksons also tweeted overnight.