Who they are: MARY WILSON OF THE SUPREMES
In 1960, Mary Wilson was a founding member of the world famous female vocal group The Supremes, with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard. They were part of Motown Records, a Detroit-based African-American owned record company. Motown music played a big role in racial integration of African-American authors in mainstream pop music in the USA. In the 1960’s, The Supremes rivaled The Beatles, performed in TV shows and in concerts all over the world, and their music was used in television and film. They were twice nominated for a Grammy and were conducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. They have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Though lineups of The Supremes had changed over the course of their 17-year existence, Mary Wilson stayed in the band all throughout. After The Supremes disbanded in 1977, Ms. Wilson kept performing, but she also wrote several books, of which two have been bestsellers. In February 2020, Ms. Wilson, 75, visited Slovenia. She spoke about daring to dream to high school students of the Šentvid High School in Ljubljana, Slovenia, before performing live in an amazing concert in Maribor, Slovenia, that same evening.