She was a huge Motown star in the 1960s and was born in 1944. She was the beauty that all of us school boys wanted to know. She looked amazing and she had this air of something naughty but talented about her. With the Supremes in the 1960s she became a household name and a mega star with the help of the Tamla Motown label. Diana entered the 1970s with a solo career, and her first single hit after leaving the Supremes to do their own thing was “Reach Out And Touch Somebody’s Hand” coming from the album “Diana Ross”.
The next single from the same album “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” also written by Ashford and Simpson and originally a hit in 1967 for fellow Motown stars Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Diana’s version reached number one hit in the US, and she was also nominated for a Grammy.
Also in 1970 Diana blasted the charts again with “Remember Me” and in 1971, Diana Ross has a UK number one with “I’m Still Waiting” from her album “Everything Is Everything”, incidentally the DJ in the UK working for Radio One called Tony Blackburn was the man that actually forced the record company to release the single. Her next hit was “Surrender the earlier album “Diana Ross”.
In 1972 Diana went on stage in “The Lady Sings The Blues” portraying blues singer Billie Holiday, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy for the performance, and the album “The Lady Sings The Blues” was number one in the US.
1973 “Touch Me In The Morning. The next big single that year was “All Of My Life”, and moving on to 1974 she teamed up with Marvin Gaye to make a record that just sounded like love “You Are Everything”, originally a hit for The Stylistics, and also in the UK The Pearls had a version of the hit in 1973.
1975 “Mahogany” starring Diana Ross and but the theme called Mahogany (Do You Know Where You Are Going To) was a huge worldwide hit. By Director Berry Gordy – 1975
She played Tracy is aspiring from the slums of Chicago who puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming a world top designer. The film ends up in beautiful Rome.
Her last single hit of the 70s called “Upside Down”, it was a fitting single to end the 70s with, but the albums kept coming too, with two greatest hits out. And at the tail end of 1979 she released her album “The Boss”.
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