Berry Gordy remembers the legendary star Mary Wilson and calls her a great diva.
Mary Wilson died at her home in Las Vegas at the age of 76. At this time, the exact cause of her death is still unknown.
Two days before her death, the American singer had posted a video on her YouTube channel, announcing a future collaboration with Universal Music, as well as the release of an album of unreleased songs recorded in 1970.
The performer also promised a series of upcoming interviews on The Supremes’ experience of separation.
Born in Mississippi in 1944, Mary Wilson moved to Detroit upon entering college. In Detroit, she met Florence Ballard and Diana Ross, with whom she founded the group at the age of 15 years.
In 1961, the three women signed on the Motown label and became The Supremes.
The Supremes produced hit songs like “You can’t hurry love”. All their songs made it to the top of the music charts in the 1960s.
Wilson had recalled in an interview how the trio sat “every day outside Motown, until one day a producer came out and told them he needed a band to play the background music. As they were minors, their parents had to sign their contracts.
They were the first musical band to enjoy massive success in the US.
Berry Gordy was always a fan of Mary Wilson. He has claimed that Mary was special, she was a trailblazer, a diva.
According to Gordy, Mary worked very hard to produce unique music for her fans, and she was the torch-bearer of the band’s legacy.