It's been more than a half century since Diana Ross and the Supremes recorded their first No. 1 hit, "Where Did Our Love Go," in August of 1964.
Wednesday night in Lenox, Massachusetts, Ross, arguably the most successful female pop/soul singer of all time, will perform at Tanglewood's Koussevitzky Music Shed. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $129-$29.
A soloist by 1970, Ross and her two primary singing partners with the Supremes, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson, posted an unprecedented 10 No. 1 singles between 1964 and 1967. They were the most successful girls group in U.S. history, but when Ross left she went on to become an even larger personality, topping the charts with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" in 1970, while also becoming a major motion picture star just two years later.
Her huge cinema successes included "Lady Sings the Blues" in 1972 and "Mahogany" in 1975. She won a Golden Globe for her performance in "Lady Sings the Blues," a film that also earned him an Oscar nomination. In 1993 the Guinness World Book of Records declared Ross the most successful female music artist in history, and in 1999 she was named "Female Entertainer of the Century" by Billboard Magazine.
Ross, making her first appearance at Tanglewood in 28 years, has been touring around the world in 2017, and among the songs on her setlist in Vienna, Austria in July were "My World is Empty Without You," "Baby Love," "You Can't Hurry Love" and "Touch Me in the Morning." For more information about the concert, visit www.bso.org.