The first time I heard Billie Holiday sing on a CD, I immediately agreed with those who panned the performance of Diana Ross
that the singer tried to copy the sound of the jazz legend and failed.
Her live performances mainly feature the music of Diana Ross
, but Ms Webbe incorporates other ladies and sounds of the Motown era throughout her performance.
Steve, one of six siblings, left Great Barr Comprehensive School in 1972 and worked in retail before landing a sales job CLAIM TO FAME: Steve with former Supreme Diana Ross
selling Sony electrical equipment to stores across the country.
The Pop legend's mother Katherine was unhappy with Diana Ross
is still the original and best superstar in the world.
In the featurette, Diana Ross
comes clean about her film debut, explaining that she "made it my story, not Billie Holiday's," while Billy Dee Williams discusses his luck in landing the role.
, Rod Stewart, Ronan Keating and Gabrielle were the other stars on the bill at the Picnic In The Park event in London's Hyde Park in aid of the Prince's Trust.
But after reading the caption and learning that the pill consists of "melted vinyl from every Diana Ross
and the Supremes Top 40 record released," and that the work's title is When Your Heartstrings Break, I Can Mend Them Back (The Supreme Solution), 1998, one might be willing see the piece as an encapsulation, as it were, of the consolatory promise of a certain kind of popular music.
While Gordy Singleton was making an impact behind the scenes, women from Diana Ross
and the Supremes to the Marvelettes and Mable John were out in the front crafting a musical fairy tale with the company which began in 1959, not as Motown, but as Hitsville USA.
is Hill's favourite while Madonna heads Jack Brown's betting for tonight's grand final of Stars In Their Eyes, live on ITV from 7.30pm, writes Steve Davies.
may have been hailed as the 'Queen of the Grammys' after her 75th birthday celebratory performance but it was her grandson Raif that ran her close, in the public's eye.