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In the 1960s the Supremes rivalled the Beatles for worldwide popularity, but their story was turbulent and full of drama.
Florence Ballard was a high school student living in the Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects in Detroit. Her boyfriend sang in The Primes and that band's enterprising manager recruited Ballard to form female counterpart The Primettes. Ballard asked best friend Mary Wilson, who asked schoolmate Diane Ross. Alongside Betty McGlown, The Primettes were born.
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