Mary received this letter from Carl Feuerbacher, the former President of the Mary Wilson Fan Club.
Once again, I cannot emphasize how great the show was in Detroit – you were outstanding and sounded better than ever. I am so glad you treated everyone to an expanded show by adding a Here’s to Life and Both Sides Now — and everyone loved them. You made a strong statement by opening with Here’s To Life — you told them you are not only a former Supreme, you are MARY WILSON. It really set the tone for an incredible magical evening. I talked to a lot of people and the accolades were everywhere – they were all impressed with the show, your showmanship and the entire package. It was definitely a memorable night for many people and you should be proud. I was so proud of you and emotional during that show – it really touched me. Thanks for all the kindness you showed everyone during that trip — it was really heartfelt. Just wanted to let you know how great the show was – how terrific you looked, and the great job that you, Mark Z., Parnell, Lucy and Carl did. I heard new life in some of those songs like “Think” and “Walk the Line”. They were terrific! Take care of yourself and get some rest…
Ms. Wilson,I just wanted to thank you for your extraordinarily wonderful moderation of the Blacks in Hollywood and Film program workshop on Saturday, March 10th at the West Las Vegas Library. It was a spectacular afternoon. The young people present enjoyed you and Bubba [Knight], and all of them expressed how glad they were to listen to, learn from and meet you. Even the Library Staff members and Arts Center Staff members found their way into that room to listen to and meet you (smile). The adults were all so happy to see how genuine you and Bubba were about presenting to the youth and all of us. The experience was so satisfying and I thank you so very much. We are all looking forward to having you come back and be with us again on Sunday afternoon, 3PM, March 25th at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre for the film screening of “Sparkle”. And equally as excited by the expectation of attending your Smith Center event honoring Lena Horne. So, again, please accept my most sincerest thank you and appreciation for your generous gift of your time and presence to our little program. Thank you bringing your granddaughter. We loved having her participate in our program.
Sincerely, Sonya Goldsboro
Chairman, The Arts FacetThe Links, Inc.,
Las Vegas Chairman
Please tell Mary Wilson that I saw her performance in Raleigh a few hours ago with the North Carolina Symphony. I thought the show was great. Also, tell her I was a radio announcer in the mid-sixties in eastern North Carolina and started playing their music from the beginning. On the Radio at WOOW and WPXY in Greenville, NC, I was known back then as “TJ the DJ.” And I also did a column titled the Music World of Jerry Williams, published in Greenville and Rocky Mount, NC. I don’t think those radio stations exist now or they are under different call letters. However, I played all their hits (often) while I was TJ the DJ.I left radio in 1966 and went into banking and the became a trade association executive and lobbyist for 33 years for the North Carolina Restaurant Association and since 2002 I have been a contract lobbyist. A friend that I worked with in college called me about going to the show and I have been waiting for that show since his call. I loved it when she brought those girls on stage and had them do their Supremes imitation. One of those women used to work at the General Assembly.Anyway, attending her show was a satisfying experience. It took me back and tell her I said, “Thank You.” Let Ray know we enjoyed him, too. They all were great!As a grandfather, I have to say that Mary, as a grandmother, did herself proud!
I really enjoyed talking with you this afternoon. Just downloaded ” Life’s Been Good To Me”! OMG ! It’s absolutely FANTASTIC ! (and I’m not just blowing smoke). If this doesn’t hit the charts….then something is wrong with the music business!! May I put it in some radio station’s hands in my area ? I’ll be playing it Saturday night on my TV show and next week on my affiliates in the USA and Britain.
Love Always, Corky ( yes ……B. Warren )