Sunday, October 22, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for October 22

The Supremes Became the First All-Female Group to Make #1 on October 22, 1966.

First All-Female Music Group to Make #1

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.