Two teams of three – the Supremes and Holland/Dozier/Holland – polish and deepen their sound together, fronted by an arresting No. 1 smash, “Stop! In The Name Of Love.”
Released in July 1965, it brought Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard their first full year of stardom and their second Top 10 album, issued on the eve of their historic shows at the Copacabana. The Supremes were also a constant presence on TV during 1965, appearing more than once on The Ed Sullivan Show. To further underscore their popularity, each girl’s signature was autographed on the album cover.
The album includes two No. 1 tunes, “Stop! In The Name Of Love” and “Back In My Arms Again,” as well as another Supremes hit, “Nothing But Heartaches” and “Mother Dear,” which was briefly considered by Motown for release as the “A” side of a 45. More Hits By The Supremes remained in the Billboard charts for 37 weeks. Their popularity grew overseas with “Stop! In The Name Of Love” a U.K. Top 10 success and they headlined the Motortown Revue tour in Europe.
“They were the sweethearts of Hitsville” – Berry Gordy
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