Everything Is Everything (1970)


“Heaven must have sent you to me, and I’m not gonna let you go back…”

That big, rushing sound you heard in the fall of 1970 was the collective sigh of relief from everyone at Motown when Diana Ross scored her first #1 single with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in September; though the company was outwardly confident that the singer would be a solo success, there was no doubt extreme pressure to deliver on the promises.  With her first album, titled Diana Ross, pushed to #1 on the R&B Albums chart thanks to the success of “Ain’t No Mountain,” plans moved forward for a television special and a feature film (discussions concerning Ross portraying jazz legend Billie Holiday stretched back to 1969); Ross, meanwhile, continued perfecting her stage show and was already back in the studio to cut tracks…

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