- American female singing group, The Supremes, has lost one of their original singers, Barbara Martin
- The American female group was massive during the 1960s and Martin was the lead vocalist
- Her memory will forever live on in their iconic songs that people will still sing for centuries to come
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An American female singing group, The Supremes, has lost one of their original singers, Barbara Martin. She was 76 years old.
The announcement of her death came via the legendary Motown group’s Facebook.
Briefly.co.za learnt that with all the condolences coming in, one was from a band member, Mary Wilson. Her message was to Barbara’s family and friends saying that her heart goes out to them all. She also commented that once a Supreme, always a Supreme.
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The group was an American female group during the 1960s. It was when founding member Betty McGlown left and the group was still called The Primettes that Martin joined. She was part of the group from 1960 to 1962 before she fell pregnant, leaving the band as a trio, which comprised of Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson.
Martin was part of The Supremes when they were a premier act of Motown Records.
Meet The Supremes was their first album in 1962. Even though Martin sang majority of the tracks, she did not feature on the cover art. It was said that it was due to her being very pregnant at the time.
Martin was the lead singer in the group for the song After All in 1961, with her three bandmates singing the backing vocals. In 1962, the song Buttered Popcorn hit the radio stations and was a hit.
Here are just a few posts that have been made in her honour:
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