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Touching On Some Double Meanings and Getting Biographical with Mary Wilson

August 8th 2012

Mary Wilson is one of the founding members and the only consistent artist of The Supremes. The Supremes were Motown's biggest stars, having 12 number one hits in six years. In this interview we talk about what it was like growing up in Detroit in the 1950's, the early years as the Primettes, the songs "Pretty Baby", "Buttered Popcorn", and how the girls decided on the name "The Supremes."

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The Takeaway's Musical Road Trip: Detroit with Mary Wilson of the Supremes

July 30th 2012

Throughout the road trip we’ve been asking listeners: What is America’s greatest music town? Among the most requested stops: Detroit, Michigan. And so, by popular demand, we’re making a stop in Detroit. Our tour guide is none other than Mary Wilson, Detroit native, Grammy Award winner, and of course, founding member of the Supremes. Her newest album, recorded in Detroit, is called "Life's Been Good To Me."

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Fox 2 welcomes legendary Motown artist Mary Wilson of the Supremes

July 18th 2012

Detroit will welcome back one of it’s most beloved ambassadors of music, when Mary Wilson of the Supremes performs at Sound Board Thursday night. Everyone at Fox 2 was especially excited Wednesday morning, when Wilson arrived for a live in-studio interview.

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Ex-Supreme Mary Wilson makes rare appearance at the Sound Board

July 18th 2012

When she was a teenager at Detroit’s Northeastern High School in the late ’50s, Mary Wilson would dream about her future life. One thing she knew she wanted to do was travel the world. And so it was: in the 40-plus years since Motown propelled her and the Supremes to fame, Wilson’s designer luggage has rarely been unpacked.

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Mary Wilson - A Most Supreme Dreamgirl

July 18th 2012

When one has the opportunity to speak with Ms. Mary Wilson on the telephone, it is easy to imagine her facial expressions on the other end of the line. She is an eloquent and animated lady, who has somehow found the balance between sounding graceful and down-to-earth at the same time.

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Soul Talkin’: Mary chats with’s David Nathan

July 11th 2012

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Mary Wilson Reflects on Motown Magic

June 14th 2012

In this episode of My Generation, Mary Wilson recalls the “magic” of the famous music she, Florence Ballard and Diana Ross created, achieving 12 number one singles, empowering women and easing racial tensions (with support from a certain Dick Clark).

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Wonka to Wicked, cabaret festival is off to a stylish start

June 12th 2012

[Mary Wilson's] mastery of vocal colouring was on display from a bottom register as dark and velvety as Guinness into a still agile top.

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Singing supreme with seasoning of comedy

June 11th 2012

The evening’s untouchables, however, were Mary Wilson and Lea Salonga. A founding member of The Supremes, Wilson was fabulously powerful in Arlen and Koehler’s Stormy Weather.

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival Variety Gala Performance

June 9th 2012

Mary Wilson should promptly be handed the key to the city because tonight she demonstrated why any of us bother with live performance.

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Stop! In the Name of Mary Wilson

June 8th 2012

Mary Wilson’s hand instinctively flies up and her head gives a sassy jerk from side to side when she breaks, mid-sentence, into Stop! In The Name of Love. The trademark moves are second nature for the co-founder of Motown supergroup The Supremes, who is appearing at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival this weekend.

{Read the article on Adelaide Now}

Mary Wilson, Still Supreme

June 7th 2012

Mary dropped into the 891 studios with writer James Gavin to discuss her extraordinary career and its latest chapter performing “Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project.

{Listen to the interview on 891 ABC Adelaide}

Mary featured on Yahoo! Music

June 6th 2012

Yahoo! Music conducted an exclusive interview with Mary Wilson. It was featured on their website in celebration of Black Music Month.

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Mary's Interview on NBC Bay Area

May 12th 2012

Mary was at the NBC Bay Area studio to discuss Lena Horne and James Gavin's "Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project".

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Backstage Axxess Interview

April 10th 2012

Backstage Axxess was granted an exclusive interview with Mary after her first show at the Seneca Niagara Casino’s Bears Den on Saturday, March 31st.

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Review: Mary Wilson at the Bears' Den

March 31st 2012

Mary Wilson may not be the best-known member of The Supremes, but she can lay claim to being in the group longer than anyone other member of the trailblazing female super group. Take away The Supremes moniker and Wilson is an incredible performer in her own right, combining raw talent with an elegance that is matched by her humility.

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Mary Wilson featured in Daeida Magazine

March 20th 2012

Mary is featured on the cover of this month’s issue of Daeida Magazine, alongside Otis Williams of The Temptations. The issue features an exclusive in-depth interview with David St. Mark and an exclusive photo session by Gor Megaera. A limited edition poster featuring an outtake from the photo session is also available for purchase.

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St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation

March 18th 2012

Mary was featured in the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation's fundraising campaign.

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Show Me Talk Radio

March 18th 2012

Some of Mary’s recordings were featured on “Show Me Talk Radio”.

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Wilson's Lena Horne tribute a Supreme cabaret act

February 10th 2012

One of the founding members of supergroup The Supremes, Mary Wilson, will star at this year's Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Wilson will perform her tribute to another pioneering African-American singer in Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project.

{Read the full article on Adelaide Now}

R.I.P., Don Cornelius: Some 'Soul Train' highlights

February 1st 2012

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"Teacher told me to pack in singing..."

November 25th 2011

Mary Wilson of The Supremes talks touring with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, her mine clearance charity work and why you shouldn’t always listen to your teachers.

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Wyman and Co. Bring Rhythm to City

November 24th 2011

This was number 26 out of 36 of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings tour venues and the City Hall welcomed his return with not a spare seat in the house. And he brought with him as special guest all the way from America – Mary Wilson of The Supremes fame.

{Read the full review on the Salisbury Journal}

The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection in Wichita, KS

November 3rd 2011

This collection of elaborately beaded and sequined gowns celebrate the Supremes trademark fashion. The legends of Motown and top designers are a winning combination resulting in an exhibition that will fascinate everyone. The collection will be on display at the Wichita Art Museum November 13th through to January 12th, 2012.

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Rhythm Kings and Mary Wilson - pop music at its best

October 20th 2011

An impressive crowd ventured onto a Promenade battered by gales and lashed rain to see the most talented member of the Rolling Stones, accompanied by his eight-piece all-star band, the Rhythm Kings....

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Bill Whyman's Rhythm Kings at Liverpool region gig

October 19th 2011

The star of the show was guest Mary Wilson of the Supremes and at 67 years, bopped around the stage and was such a spark of fun. Her voice is as good as ever with renderings of her great hits, Stop in the Name of Love, Dancing in the Street, and I Need Love. She interacted brilliantly with the audience and was in great shape for her age...

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Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project Starring Mary Wilson

September 30th 2011

Mary Wilson pays homage to Lena Horne.

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Mary Wilson Interviewed on Good Day LA

September 29th 2011

Los Angeles - Singer Mary Wilson, who is best known as one of the original members of "The Supremes," is going on tour... performing songs of Lena Horne. Mary will be starring in a concert based on James Gavin's book "Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project," at the Musicians Institute Concert Center.

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Asked and Answered: Mary Wilson

August 16th 2011

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Mary Wilson to appear in Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne

July 27th 2011

Mary will appear in Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne this fall. The multi-media event will also feature narration by James Gavin, the author of the book of the same name.

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Mary Wilson with Mike Miller on The Harmony Street Show

June 22nd 2011

Mary was interviewed on The Harmony Street Show with Mike Miller.

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The Supremes Mary Wilson To Special Guest With Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings On UK Tour

June 7th 2011

Mary Wilson, legendary star of The Original Supremes, will join Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, as a Special Guest on their UK tour this autumn. The tour begins in October, ends in December and calls at 36 theatres across the country.

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Mary Wilson headlining 2011 Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival at Misericordia University

May 3rd 2011

Mary Wilson is headlining the annual Misericordia University Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival at the Wachovia Amphitheater on Saturday, July 23, and the accompanying gown exhibit, “The Mary Wilson Supremes’ Collection", in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery.

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A Supreme moment for Aberdeen Proving Ground

April 8th 2011

Mary Wilson is more than a pretty voice. The founding member of the ’60s and ’70s recording group The Supremes is also an author, cultural ambassador and humanitarian. Wilson was keynote speaker Thursday at a Women’s History Month celebration at Aberdeen Proving Ground organized by the Army Test and Evaluation Command.

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Mary's new single, "Life's Been Good To Me" is available in the UK

March 23rd 2011

Mary's new single, "Life's Been Good To Me" is now available on iTunes UK and Amazon UK for digital download. Listen to it in its entirety on

Mary interviewed by ITV in London

March 20th 2011

Mary Wilson is in London for a new tour and was interviewed by ITV.

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Mary Interviewed by BBC Radio 4

March 2nd 2011

Mary was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 during her UK tour.

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A Note from Mary

February 17th 2011

A few weeks ago I was performing and lecturing in Russia in conjunction with the Humpty Dumpty Institute and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. My band and I arrived in Moscow shortly before the horrific bombing of the Domodedovo Airport. Fortunately, my crew and I were safe...

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Kyiv, Ukraine

February 9th 2011

Mary performed at the National Tchaikovsky Musical Academia Theater and opened the Mary Wilson Gown Collection at Ukrainsky Dim in Kyiv, Ukraine last week. The opening and subsequent concert was covered by the Ukrainian media. The gown collection will be on display at Ukrainsky Dim through the 14th of February.

Mary Interviewed on Premier Radio

February 5th 2011

Mary Wilson was interviewed on Premier Radio’s “Men At Work”. She discussed her upcoming UK tour, her life in music and her faith.

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Mary Wilson Interviewed by The Voice of Russia

February 3rd 2011

“Out & About” did an interview with Mary Wilson for The Voice of Russia, which broadcasts to New York.

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Mary Wilson Interviewed in Moscow

February 2nd 2011

Mary Wilson has just finished her Russian solo tour and is calling-in on the U.S. ambassador. Watch the interview.

Supremes Star Mary Wilson Narrowly Missed Russian Airport Bombing

January 27th 2011

Mary Wilson, legendary star of the Supremes, narrowly missed the Russian airport bombing on Monday. Mary and her group were arriving in Russia on Monday just as Domodedovo Airport was bombed by terrorists. Thirty five people were killed.

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The Humpty Dumpty Institute Press Release: Mary Wilson of the Supremes to Continue Tour in Russia

January 27th 2011

HDI’s Spokesman, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, is currently performing and lecturing in Russia under a grant provided to the Humpty Dumpty Institute from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Miss Wilson arrived in Moscow on January 24th, shortly before the bombing of Domodedovo Airport. Miss Wilson and her band are safe. She wishes to express her sympathies to the victims and families of this terrorist act.

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Mary Wilson, Pops give folks fun night of ’60s

January 20th 2011

Wilson looked the diva in a long black sequined gown, as she came out to a medley of “I Hear a Symphony,” “Love Child” “My World is Empty” and “Reflections.” Backed by her own band, two back-up singers and the Pops...There's no doubt that she owns this music.

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Wilson brings supreme sound to Pops

January 17th 2011

"The idea of just being blessed with knowing what you want to do is something I wish on my children, and other children, because it really can give you a better life if you have a passion." Mary will be headlining the Cincinnati Pops.

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Supreme show in store from Mary Wilson

January 7th 2011

Former Supreme Mary Wilson will be back in Birmingham later this year alongside Chicago hit-makers The Chi-Lites. The 66-year-old headlines at the Alexandra Theatre on March 20, with the Chi-Lites making a rare UK visit as her special guests.

{Read more on The Birmingham Mail}



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