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.
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