Motown superstars Mary Wilson of the The Supremes and Martha Reeves of the Vandellas will be singing together for one night only at the Portsmouth Guildhall on Friday 23rd June as part of Portsmouth Festivities.
This will be the only date of the former Motown recording artist's separate tours where they will be performing together, so it is sure to be a very special evening and celebration of both of their long and successful careers in Motown.
Mary Wilson is best known as the founding member of The Supremes - the biggest selling female group in the world with record sales of more than 60 million. They have had more hits than any other female group which include “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love”, “Stop In The Name Of Love”, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” and “The Happening” to name just a few.
In a recent interview with CBS Los Angeles News Mary Wilson said “I’m still touring, 72 and a half years old, I’ll be 73 in March and so it’s really great because it’s fun still to be travelling, going to different places and working with people. We the Supremes were very fortunate to start singing when we were young and we found what we wanted to do for the rest of our lives.”
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas moved from being Marvin Gaye’s original backup singers to stars in their own right with the trifecta of “Come and Get These Memories”, “Heat Wave”, and “Quicksand”, quickly becoming a consistent presence on the music charts. Their signature “Dancing In The Street” has been covered by the likes of Mick Jagger and David Bowie, the Mamas and the Papas, Dusty Springfield and more.
This event is part of Portsmouth Festivities; an annual festival which have developed a reputation for providing high quality events with professional artists in the city’s unique venues.