Saturday, 25 July 2009

The Supremes Story with Mary Wilson in Bath

Lizzie and I had a really uplifting day today. It was lovely to go to Bath and not be working!
We met Yvonne at the Bath Assembly Rooms to see the exhibition she has been involved in setting up. The Story Of The Supremes from the Mary Wilson Collection. Mary Wilson was there doing a book signing , she was delightful and very beautiful , even more in the flesh than on TV where she looked wonderful on the programme about Motown last week.
We could not take photographs at the Exhibition but Bath is celebrating the Supremes and Phase Eight had done a special window in Mary's honour which we visited on out way downtown for Lunch.

There were some very strong messages about the suitation for Black Americans in the fifties and sixties and Lizzie and I were very struck by this and both felt emotional about the film clips and voice of Martin Luther King. We could see what a big thing it was to introduce Motown music live in Britain in the 60's.
It is an excellent exhibition full of information and visually spectacular with all the dazzling outfits worn by the Motown legends. Lots of wonderful music to get you bopping too.
It is a touring exhibition at Bath until August 31st Go and see it if you can

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