The Supremes At The Copa (1965)

THE DIANA ROSS PROJECT

The Supremes At The Copa

“I will never forget the first time we worked at the Copacabana.  I did our makeup and hair, and this was the first time we ever signed autographs.  I stood there in amazement, holding a piece of paper that someone had asked me to sign, knowing for certain that life had changed.” (Diana Ross, Secrets Of A Sparrow)

“We were cooking, and after the show we all hugged, knowing we had been a real smash.  Now everyone in the entertainment world knew the Supremes had what it takes, and we weren’t just girl singers anymore.  We had arrived.” (Mary Wilson, Dreamgirl: My Life As A Supreme)

It’s telling that in their respective autobiographies, both Diana Ross and Mary Wilson write about their experiences opening at New York’s famed Copacabana nightclub.  Though The Supremes had already performed internationally, and would go on to conquer the world’s best venues, the group’s…

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