The Supremes: The worlds all-time favourite girl group who gained the coveted accolade during their dominance of the music charts all around the world in the 60's & 70's. The Supremes had eight members during that time with each of the ladies contributing to the groups enviable record success of close to 20 million selling singles and over 20 hit albums. Scherrie and Lynda's group is the only trio performing and recording today still featuring genuine members of the Supremes. Since their reformation in 1985 they have developed an impressive biography with credited recordings and polished performance around the globe performing at venues that have included London's Royal Albert Hall for H.R.H. Diana, Princess of Wales and Wembley Arena where they appeared alongside other legendary Motown acts including The Four Tops and the Temptations.
Sherrie and Lynda's group were invited by Motown to represent The Supremes on their award winning TV special, called "What's going on". Celebrated author and Motown biographer Sharon Davis of Blues and Soul recently wrote :
"The trio is authentically keeping the legend alive..."
LYNDA LAURENCE :
now celebrates her 25th year as a Supreme. 1972 saw her debuting as their lead singer at the prestigious H.I.C. Arena in Hawaii. A native of Philadelphia, Lynda started singing at the age of four under the guidance of her father Ira Tucker - lead singer of the legendary Dixie Hummingbirds gospel quartet. In her early day at Motown she spent time recording with Stevie Wonder and features on several of his albums and hits including "Signed, sealed, delivered". Lynda continued to record and tour with Stevie for several years as manager and lead vocalist of his backing band. Other musical associations include James Brown, Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, Aretha Franklin and Harry Nilsson. A talented musician and singer, Lynda features on all of the Supremes' hits collections and commented recently, "Scherrie and I are so proud to be part of the Supremes legend. We felt honoured when Motown called us to put backing vocals on a recently discovered Marvin Gaye track called "Sweet thing" which features on his new anthology collection- "Marvin was the Greatest"..."
SCHERRIE PAYNE :
Born in Motowns hometown, Detroit, Scherrie is officially documented as the Supremes final lead singer and she too celebrates over 20 years as a Supreme. A talented writer and performer, discovered by famed producer Eddie Holland (Holland/Dozeier/Holland) when he heard her singing with her sister Freda Payne (Band of Gold). Before joining the Supremes, Sherrie was lead singer of the group "Glass House" on the Invictus label and fronted hits that included "Crumbs off the Table". Scherrie also recorded for Motown as a solo artist during the 80's and had hits including "I'm not in love" and "One night only". She also worked with many artists like George Benson, Jose Feliciano and Smokey Robinson. Known affectionately as the "little lady with the big voice" she first brought her superb vocals d electric stage presence to the Supremes in 1973 and quickly established herself as a firm favourite with the groups legions of fans worldwide. Like Lynda, Scherrie features on all of the Supremes "Greatest Hits" collections issued around the world and continues to play a major part in keeping the groups music and image alive...
FREDDI POOLE :
The third member of the group is a native of Dallas, Texas and raises in Los Angeles. Like Lynda, Freddie also started singing at the age of four in her local church and first performed professionally at the tender age of fourteen. Since then she has collected and impressive list of musical associations that includes performances with Patti LaBelle, Phyllis Hyman, Sammy Davis Jr. and Lisa Stansfield. Television credits include the "Tonight Show" and "Arsenio Hall". She has also recorded with Liza Minnelli, Lou Rawls, The Beach Boys, and Jermaine Jackson. Prior to joining Scherrie and Lynda , Freddi was performing extensively with Gladys Knight. Freddi's supreme vocal talent is the perfect ingredient to complete this legendary group.