The Supremes, Where Did Our Love Go?, was not only a hit, but the lyrics allowed us to express the hurt of the first breakup.

Smoky Robinson of the Miracles introduced the girls to Berry Gordy at MoTown.  He was not excited at first.  The Primettes continued to hang around the Hitsville studio every day after school.  He gave them a few breaks by allowing them to contribute hand claps and background vocals for the songs of other Motown stars like Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells. In January 1961, Gordy finally relented and agreed to sign the girls to his Motown label.

The Supremes

The Supremes recorded a dozen No. 1 pop singles in the 60s.

For some of us, this was the music we listened to when that first feeling of love came in high school and college.  Smokey, Marvin and Supremes were the smooth warm feeling songs.  Very little like them these days.

There is a great, comprehensive article on The Supremes on a UK website called SoulWalking.


By Chowning

Richard Chowning was a teenager during the 60s. Being a Southern California resident during those years, he experienced many of the events and trends that distinguished those times.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *