Motown Lives On

In 1969, in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, a group of girl singers from Detroit were performing one of their last shows together. Diana Ross and The Supremes broke up in January of 1970 and Diana Ross signed a solo contract with Motown Records in March of 1970.

Here are Diana Ross and The Supremes singing their hit from 1969 called, “Someday We’ll Be Together” for a television show:

If you are feeling nostalgic for the Motown sounds, I have two suggestions. Currently, the San Francisco Orpheum Theater is presenting the Broadway show ”Motown the Musical.” It traces the history of Motown founder Barry Gordy and all of his Motown stars, including his personal relationship with Diana Ross.

Here is a clip from the opening night on Broadway, including interviews pairing the original stars with the young actors who play them in the show:

Tickets are available on SHN San Francisco –

Diana Ross did not perform in a San Francisco venue again until 2011. Now, she has a three dates planned for Bay Area shows later in September, including performances at Sonoma State University, San Jose and Oakland.

Tickets are selling on Ticketmaster –

Best wishes,