Lady Sings The Blues (Motown/Paramount Pictures)
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. You had to smile to keep from throwing up.
— Billie Holiday
Started my life
In an old, cold run down tenement slum
My father left,
He never even married mom
I shared the guilt that momma knew
So afraid that others knew I had no name ...
— 'Love Child', The Supremes
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