R.I.P. Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson of the Supremes has died at 76.

Ah, man. Another musical icon of my teen years is gone.

I’ve always liked the Supremes. Thank you Mary for so manys of enjoyment.


My best memory of the Supremes: Back at Ohio State in the late '60s, there were several gay bars in town. Most were fairly conventional, catering to an older crowd, and played Johnny Mathis on their juke boxes. The one I frequented was for a younger crowd. It had black lights and much of the music was by the Supremes.

I saw her once, at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, back when it was still around and running live shows. This must have been about 1970, because Diana Ross had just left the group.