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The lost Supreme : the life of dreamgirl Florence Ballard

Author: Peter Benjaminson; Supremes (Musical group)
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, c 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the months before she died, Florence Ballard, the spunky teenager who founded the most successful female vocal group in history - the Supremes - told her own side of the story. This title focuses  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Florence Ballard; Florence Ballard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Benjaminson; Supremes (Musical group)
ISBN: 9781556529597 1556529597 9781556527050 1556527055
OCLC Number: 316057722
Description: xxii, 213 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface: Flo and Me xiii --
Introduction: Founder and Soul Sister xix --
1 Detroit Is Where It's At 1 --
2 Generosity and Betrayal 9 --
3 Always a Bridesmaid 25 --
4 Roughing It 37 --
5 "Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom, Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom, Ba-by, Ba-by" 45 --
6 In Pursuit of False Gods 51 --
7 Supremes at the Summit 55 --
8 Room at the Top 67 --
9 Struggle Among the Stars 75 --
10 The Corner of Hollywood and Woodward 83 --
11 Trouble at the Top 87 --
12 After the Fall 99 --
13 "I Now Pronounce You" 107 --
14 Dashed Hopes 109 --
15 Fleeced Again 119 --
16 Bleak House 125 --
17 Friend or Foe? 129 --
18 Paranoid, Isolated, and Homeless 135 --
19 Three into Two Won't Go 141 --
20 Down, Down, Down and Out 145 --
21 Inside the Mental Ward 153 --
22 To Err Is Human 163 --
23 The Lost Supreme 167 --
24 Flo Sums It Up 171 --
25 Where's the Rest of Me? 173 --
Afterword: The Dreamgirls Resurrections 177 --
Appendix 1 Florence Ballard, Primettes, and Supremes Discography 181 --
Appendix 2 Excerpts from Florence Ballard's Legal Case Against Motown Records et al. 185.
Responsibility: Peter Benjaminson.
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"Flo Ballard's remarkable story is a personal Greek tragedy. In his wonderful The Lost Supreme , Peter Benjaminson tells it masterfully, with all the drama and empathy her life deserves. In Read more...

 
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