The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal

The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal

by Mark Ribowsky

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The Supremes is a sprawling tale of unforgettable music, cutthroat ambition, and heartbreaking betrayal. Mark Ribowsky explodes Dreamgirl fantasies by taking the reader behind the closed doors of Motown to witness the rise of group leader Diana Ross, the creation of timeless classics like “Where Did Our Love Go?,” and the dramatic power struggles within Detroit's fabled music factory. Drawing on firsthand, intimate recollections from knowledgeable sources such as the Temptations's Otis Williams and other Motown contemporaries—many never before interviewed—The Supremes is “a comprehensive look at the tumultuous relationships within the Supremes as well as among others at the Motown label” (Library Journal).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306818738
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 869,597
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Ribowsky is the author of He's a Rebel: Phil Spector, Rock & Roll's Legendary Producer; Don't Look Back; and other books on music, sports, and popular culture. He lives in New York.

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Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
JimmyD1967 More than 1 year ago
I have read this book i am also a Supremes fan i know all their is to know about The Supremes i have all their recordings i find this book to be disstasteful and sladerous i am friends with Florence's sister and i do not feel it is right for someone to make up things just for the sake of making a fast buck this man does not have all his facts straight and anyone who was connected to motown and the people involved with this book knows what the truth is. Please read the following books Dreamgirl My Life As A Supreme and Supreme Faith both by Mary Wilson an original member of The Supremes and The True Story Of Florence Ballard by Maxine Precious Ballard Jenkins
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have never read anything about Motown and/or The Supremes...this book will fascinate you.If you have read anything about Motown and/or The Supremes...this book will not surprise you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does anyone know ifthis book is non fiction ?
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DC_Trainer More than 1 year ago
I have read many books on Motown, and have found this book to be most honest and believable. It credits Diana Ross for not only the success of the Supremes, but the success of Motown. Well done...
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