Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Supremes Become First All-Female Music Group to Make #1

The Supremes Became the First All-Female Group to Make #1 on October 22, 1966.
October 22, 1966 
Originally called the Primettes, the Supremes were the most commercially successful Motown act and still hold the record for America’s most successful vocal group. The group began performing together in 1959. On this day in 1966, the Supremes became the first all-female group to have a No. 1 selling album with “The Supremes A ‘Go-Go. Together, they had 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1970, Diana Ross left the group to pursue a solo career, but the Supremes continued on until 1977 ending a 18-year run.