Standing right alongside Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross (along with her backing singers, The Supremes), virtually defined the Motown sound of the ‘60s and helped establish the Motor City as one of the era’s musical meccas.
While labelmate Martha Reeves’ siren-like delivery was better suited for harder-edged R&B, Ross’ breathy, heavenly swoon - she didn’t just sing a song, she romanced it - ruled the pop charts across the globe on an astonishing array of hits. Where Did Our Love Go, Baby Love, Stop! In The Name Of Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, I Hear A Symphony - and that’s just a sample.
Listen: Diana Ross - Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)
"Diana Ross." (Thanks, Will)
“Definitely need some love for the Motown groups of the ‘60s. I’ll go for Smokey Robinson for his work with The Miracles, Martha Reeves for The Vandellas and Diana Ross (before she went disco) for The Supremes.” (Thanks, Tom)