Though the Supremes disbanded in 1977, founding member Mary Wilson still hasn’t stepped out of the spotlight.
Wilson, who performs original material in addition to classic Supremes songs, still tours extensively — in fact, when GO Brooklyn caught up with her, she had just wrapped up a set of shows with Little Richard and Chuck Berry at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Bringing her act to Brooklyn, Wilson will perform alongside the Temptations Review, featuring Dennis Edwards, making for a real Motown reunion.
“The Temptations and Supremes were always sort of like the prince and princess of Motown,” she told us this week.
While Wilson is aware of the success of the film “Dreamgirls,” which is based on the story of the Supremes, she pointed out that it was not directly analogous. “Mary Wilson doesn’t really exist as a character in that movie,” she said. Modestly, she deferred to Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, whose stories were more prominent.
Wilson told us that “Reflections” is her favorite Supremes song, but with her appearance in Brooklyn happening this week, we think “Come See About Me” would be even more fitting.
Mary Wilson will perform at the Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (one block from the corner of Flatbush and Nostrand avenues) on Feb. 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $20-$35. For information call (718) 951-4500.