Song of the Day: Diana Ross & The Supremes, “Love Child” #rmf

Title track from their 1968 album, "Love Child" was Diana Ross & The Supremes’ next-to-last #1 single. It took only three weeks from the time the song was introduced until it became a Top 10 hit, after which it spent two weeks at #1, knocking The Beatles’ "Hey Jude" out of the #1 spot, before Marvin Gaye’s "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" dethroned it. It dealt with the controversial subject of illegitimacy, to which a far greater stigma was attached in 1968. This video is from the song’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.

15 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Diana Ross & The Supremes, “Love Child” #rmf

      1. She is talented of course…I always pull for the underdogs I guess. I wouldn’t have killed her to let the others sing a little. Poor Flo was a tragic case.
        Ross did deserve to be a star so I can’t fault her on that.

        John for some reason I thought she married Gordy but I was wrong…didn’t they have a relationship?

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    1. That’s why I wanted to be sure it was all right to include the great soul acts. They were a huge presence on Top 40 radio in the ’60’s and ’70’s, and you really can’t talk about rock without including them.

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