SUPREMES BREAK-UP:

Tony Turner reveals in his book, “All That Glittered,” ‘Finally, just when I thought I was about to suffocate from the phony, strained atmosphere that surrounded Diana Ross and the Supremes, they found their “farewell” hit, “Some Day We’ll Be Together.” It was an old song first recorded by Johnnie and Jackie about ten years earlier. The song was supposed to be put on Diana’s solo album, possibly her first single but I guess they saw its potential so they put it out under Diana Ross and The Supremes name and by the grace of God, cleared the way for Diana’s exit.

When I listened to the record I couldn’t figure out why I could hear four or five voices in the background, male and female. Only later did I find out that one of the male voices was Johnnie Bristol leading Diana through the song and the other voices were session back-up singers. Cindy and Mary weren’t even on the record, they hadn’t been anywhere near the studio. In fact Mary, and according to Mary, she and Cindy had only been on a few records since Flo left in 1967-they hadn’t been on “Love Child.” It was all the work of session singers.

After their farewell performance on the Ed Sullivan show, backstage, nobody was wishing farewell, no hugging, no anything. It was tragic.

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