Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

The Life of Florence Ballard: Chris reviews "The Lost Supreme" & Motown Musings

  • Broadcast in Politics
  • 0 comments
3600seconds

3600seconds

×  

Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow 3600seconds.

Call in to speak with the host

(347) 426-3040

h:122753
s:6192531
archived

Florence Ballard must never be forgotten in the anals of rock & roll history. Considering  it's been a few weeks since the 38th Anniversary of her passing (2/22/76), a discussion of her is very timely. With a voice comparable to fellow Detroiter Aretha Franklin herself, she was one of the original four founding members of the Supremes. Their songs dominated the pop and R&B music airwaves, being rivaled only by the Beatles.

Sadly the company that made them famous turned on it's most talented member in a series of psychological, covert and overt manuevers designed to emphasize Diana Ross and de-emphasize Flo. Today host Chris Stevenson goes into some detail about this with a book written in 2008 "The Lost Supreme: ( <---you can order it here from the preceding Amazon link) The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard," by Peter Benjaminson.

Peter will be our guest for part-2 of our discussion on Flo in a couple of weeks.

Feel free to post your comments on the link below during the show and podcast.

Comments

 comments