CALL ME MISS SUPERSTAR!

Written by  on August 12, 2013 

Diana Ross Portrait Session

Hers is the sultry and fiery vocal featured  on some of the most enduring and classic hit-songs of the last century;  from  lead-singer of  the legendary  ‘Supremes’ to  a spectacular solo career which went into orbit after the release of her eponymously-named debut album and more specifically, her near-operatic  (in dramatic musical-arrangement) version  of Ashford & Simpson’s ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, which hit the #1 spot in the USA on the pop and rhythm & blues charts.The lady is of course, Diana Ross, who in 1976  was named  the “Female Entertainer of the Century”  by the prestigious ‘Billboard’ magazine. In 1993, the Guiness Book Of World Records declared Diana Ross to be the most successful female music artist in history due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom and for achieving more hits than any other female artist in the charts with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist.I have  a very special affection for the early solo career of Miss Ross – namely the years between 1970-1973 when (in my opinion) she would produce some of the best-ever work of her long and successful career.Here are some fabulous pictures of her from that time (some colourised by me) begining with an amazing shot by Harry Langdon which appeared on the back cover of her first solo album (Harry also produced the ‘ghetto -child’ Diana image for the album’s front cover and so often  captured  her at her most glamorous best!).

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