Story of the Supremes
The Story of the Supremes
By Daryl Easlea
Foreword by Mary Wilson
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2008
  • Price: $19.95
  • Trim Size: 7 x 10 58
  • ISBN: 1-85177-552-8
  • EAN: 9781851775521
  • Page Count: 96
  • Illustrations: 130 full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

A dazzling celebration of one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties, The Story of the Supremes presents the incredible wardrobe that created the group's unmistakable style and the billboards, posters, and photographs that made it timeless.

From their beginnings as The Primettes to the height of their glamour and fame in the seventies, The Supremes' career has been nothing short of remarkable. Here, acclaimed music journalist Daryl Easlea traces the history of a group that was second only to the Beatles in number-one hits and whose success story helped change racial perceptions during the civil rights movement. A joyful tribute to the queens of Motown, The Story of The Supremes is a magnificent collection of dresses worn by Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and of course, Diana Ross, in concert, on television, and on the iconic album covers that defined an era of music.

About the author

Daryl Easlea was deputy editor at Record Collector and remains a regular contributor. He has also contributed to Mojo, Q, The Guardian, Uncut, The Independent, and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. He is the author of Everybody Dance: Chic & the Politics of DiscoMary Wilson was an original member of The Supremes. She now lives in Las Vegas and is still recording. Her autobiography, Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme, a 1986 New York Times bestseller, was followed by Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together.