saturday 9

Stop In The Name Of Love

1) When this song was popular, the Supremes were known for their long gloves and full-length gowns. When was the last time you got dressed up? Two Augusts ago, for my niece's wedding

2) With a record 12 #1 hits, the Supremes remain America's best-selling vocal group. This must have been hard for Betty McGlown, the fourth Supreme, who left the group before they recorded their first song. Can you think of an opportunity you missed? I didn't want to by Ed Sheeran tickets during class, so when I went online two hours later during lunch they were sold out. Bummer.

3) When "the girls" (Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Flo Ballard) first started hanging around Motown, founder Berry Gordy was reluctant to let them record. After all, they were still in high school. They refused to give up and eventually convinced him to let them add hand claps and finally back up vocals to recordings by other Motown artists. Tell us about a time when your persistence paid off. therapy!

4) 50 years after its release, "Stop! In the Name of Love" is one of the most popular karaoke songs. Do you know the lyrics? I know the chorus

5) There's a children's playground named in Diana Ross' honor within New York's Central Park. It includes swings, slides, rope bridges and a fountain. When you played in the park, what did you run to first? swings! I LOVED swinging!

6) Diana stumbled in her high heels and broke her ankle as she left the stage after a November 2012 concert. What do you have on your feet right now? blue socks

7) Ever the trooper, she honored her commitment to perform at a White House-sponsored Christmas concert just weeks later, even though her leg was still in a cast. Tell us about a time when you "played hurt." I had a headache all day yesterday, it was the only bad thing in a wonderful day

8) Young Diana Ross was a good student and a tough competitor who made her school's swim team. Are you a good swimmer? I'm ok

9) Diana's older sister, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, was the first African American woman to be appointed dean of an American medical school. Decades ago, Barbara juggled post-graduate studies and raising small children. Are you good at multi-tasking? I'm terrible at it because I like to focus on one task at a time--giving my full attention


Terri D said...

I enjoyed your answers! Thanks for playing!

The Gal Herself said...

Another swing sister!

CountryDew said...

Therapy is good.

I am Harriet said...

I hate those all-day headaches. Sometimes they are caused by something stupid like I need to eat something

**** April **** said...

That Ed guy, I just heard of him... saw a dance video to his song... well, one of his songs... I can't even remember what it is but he seems like an incredible artist! I'd be bummed too.

Helena said...

Ed is a fine young artist. I simply adore Cold Coffee......