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Diana Ross


Diana Ross

Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, October 1971

MOTOWN'S MUCH-heralded first independent production centred on Diana Ross, proved to be all it was cracked out to be – and more! Screened on B.B.C. ...


Diana Ross: A Talking Instead Of Just A Walking Doll

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, November 1968

DIANA ROSS is a living doll. But as an all-talking living doll, her new image came as quite a surprise to the pop scene last ...

Motown: The Gold In Their Bodies

Report and Interview by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1970

CONSIDERED TOGETHER at a party in New York, Nina Simone, the highly political folk singer, and Diana Ross, principal exhibit of the Motown Record Corporation, ...

Diana Ross Doesn't Miss Supremes

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, July 1970

DIANA ROSS is a supremely confident person. She has progressed from being a member of just another Tamla Motown group called the Supremes, to making ...

Diana Ross: Reflections on Diana's solo debut

Report by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, July 1970

TOURING late June, Diana Ross passed through London during a holiday period and E.M.I. Records held a reception in her honour. ...

Lady Sings The Blues (Motown/Paramount Pictures)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, December 1972

I had to be darkened down so the show could go on in dynamic-assed Detroit. It's like they say, there's no damn business like show business. ...

Diana Ross: The Lady Is A Winner

Report and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, April 1973

NO ONE is more aware than the lady herself of the totally negative attitude prevalent amongst quite a large number of people when it was ...

Marvin Gaye: Trouble Man (Motown); Diana Ross (And Others): Lady Sings the Blues (Motown)

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1973

SOCIOLOGISTS LIKE TO talk about black people mimicking whites, and I suppose that it is inherent in the presumptions most of us make about black ...

Diana Ross: Rapping with Lady D

Report and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, April 1973

THE DISTINGUISHED-looking old gentlemen in the red braided uniform accepts my coat with an expression of mild distaste and ushers me into the Pine Room ...

Black Music

Comment by Dave Marsh, Let It Rock, May 1973

SOMETIME LAST fall, John Percy Boyd, Mark Bethune and Michael Brown, a trio of black college students in Detroit, decided to put an end to ...

Diana Ross: Lady Sings The Blues

Review by Charlie Gillett, Let It Rock, May 1973

YOU'LL HAVE READ by now that Elvis had to cancel his 1973 tour of the UK in order to do location shooting in Las Vegas ...

Talking With Diana Ross

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, September 1973

PRE-CONCEIVED notions are always hard to forget and when one has been continually conditioned to a particular notion, time makes it that much harder to ...

Diana Ross: Breakfast With Lady Diana

Report and Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, March 1976

THIS IS the story: it's a champagne breakfast for Diana Ross, being held at a Top London Hotel. Which means that everybody drags in bleary-eyed ...

Diana Ross: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, April 1976

WHEN WILL THE real Diana Ross sing up and be counted? ...

Diana Ross and the Supremes: 20 Golden Greats

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, September 1977

IF THEY weren't the highest form, they sure as hell were the most refined. The three-piece girl vocal group is almost a dying art. Only ...

Diana Ross: Baby It's Me

Review by Joe McEwen, Rolling Stone, December 1977

DIANA ROSS' gifts aren't easy to capture on record. In fact, it's been a decade since anybody has done it consistently. She's campy and prone ...

Ashford & Simpson: Nick and Valerie's Hit Cure

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, November 1979

With the success of their recent albums and the ensuing singles hit, Ashford and Simpson have truly arrived. David Nathan finds out what makes them ...

Diana Ross: Diana (Motown); Jermaine Jackson: Let's Get Serious (Motown)

Review by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, June 1980

The hit factory calls in the new technology ...

Diana Ross: Diana (Motown 8033)

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, June 1980

'Upside Down'; 'Tenderness'; 'Friend To Friend'; 'I'm Coming Out'; 'Have Fun (Again)'; 'My Old Piano'; 'Now That You're Gone'; 'Give Up'. ...

Chic Speak

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, August 1980

Chic's Bernard Edwards talks about the frustrations of being underestimated outside of the disco sphere; about the problems of producing the Diana Ross album; and ...

Donna Summer: She Works Hard For The Money/Diana Ross: Ross

Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, July 1983

DONNA SUMMER has adopted a succession of irresistible role models – the sex Goddess of Moroder's sensual motorik disco, the modern day Cinderella of 'Once ...

Diana Ross: Diana

Review by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, September 1985

Diana by J. Randy Taraborrelli TALKING TO Gerri Hirshey a couple of years back, Diana Ross explained (in language not gleaned from Motown's etiquette ...

Olivia Newton-John: Soul Kiss/Diana Ross: Eaten Alive

Review by Davitt Sigerson, Rolling Stone, February 1986

HERE WE HAVE two of the biz' primo canaries coming up with long-awaited (and, you can bet, carefully considered) albums and not exactly setting the ...

Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm And Blues

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, August 1987

Miss Ross: not exactly on the front burner, but cooking nonetheless. ...

Diana Ross: The Gospel According To Miss Ross

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, October 1987

"I'VE BEEN HERE so many times before," murmurs Diana Ross as she sweeps, surrounded by a clucking entourage, through the foyer of the EMI Records ...

Berry Gordy: The Tracks of my Years

Interview by Michael Goldberg, New Musical Express, August 1990

BERRY GORDY, the man who invented the "Sound of Young America", has seen the story of his monumentally influential Motown label told in a succession ...

Diana Ross: I Love You **

Review by Jeff Tamarkin,, 2007

IN WHAT MIGHT BE the least inspired album of her career, iconic diva Diana Ross sleepwalks through a mish-mash of seemingly randomly chosen love songs, ...

see also Supremes, The

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