New Jersey remembers music icon Mary Wilson who died at age 76
Singer Mary Wilson – a founding member of The Supremes – is being remembered across New Jersey for her decades of music and cultural impact.
The Supremes are one of the most iconic and successful musical groups in history. The group was the subject of an exhibit at the Grammy Museum Experience in Newark last week. Wilson was among the three founding members of the Motown group.
“She was from another time, but felt contemporary,” says Grammy Museum director of programming Mark Conklin.
Wilson visited the museum in 2019 and participated in a virtual education program at the museum last year amid the pandemic.
The Supremes were known for such hits as “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Come See About Me,” and “Stop in the Name of Love.” Wilson embarked on a solo career after The Supremes disbanded in the 1970s, more than a dozen years after the group was founded.
Friction within the group famously led to a falling out between Wilson and another co-founder, Diana Ross.
Wilson continued as an artist in her own right, announcing in the just the last few days that she had plans to release new music.
Wilson died suddenly at her Nevada home. She was 76 years old.