A Dream Supreme Comes to Memphis!
Legendary singer Mary Wilson, a founding member of the legendary girl group The Supremes, makes her Halloran Centre debut, Saturday, January 26 at 7:30pm. She will perform favorites from the Great American Songbook, plus a few of her Supreme hits showcasing her legendary smoky voice, as well as share stories from her iconic career.
Tickets for her one-night Memphis engagement are on sale now and are available for purchase through the Orpheum box office (901.525.3000), orpheum-memphis.com, or Ticketmaster. The On Stage at the Halloran Centre music series is presented by Evolve Bank & Trust.
About Mary Wilson
Mary Wilson enjoyed unprecedented success with The Supremes in the 60s and 70s, racking up twelve #1 hits, and went on to enjoy three top 10 hits after starting the new Supremes. Since going solo, she has published a best-selling autobiography, Dreamgirls: My Life as a Surpeme, and its follow-up, Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together, and was a 1988 inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Wilson is recording an upcoming album and recently had a #19 dance hit “Time to Move On.” Along with The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Wilson and company have proposed an amendment to the Truth In Advertising Act (1968) that would prevent such groups from performing under such classic bands’ names unless they contained an original member or had specific licenses to do so. And the Music Modernization Act which finally brings the entire music licensing system into the digital age, ensuring proper payment to songwriters and music producers, this would ensure that artists on recordings made before 1972 get paid. Wilson’s goal is to garner enough state support to lobby Congress to pass a federal law. “We have given America and the world happiness with our music; it’s time that we have a law that protects us and our legacy,” Wilson states.