Motown legends to perform Saturday in Daytona

The “Legendary Ladies of Motown” tour featuring Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas stops at The Peabody on Feb. 24 for a 7 p.m. show.

Martha Reeves
Reeves and Wilson reign as two of Motown’s most beloved singers, with 14 Billboard No. 1 singles, seven Billboard No. 1 albums, and 42 Billboard top 10 singles between them.

Wilson is best known as a founding member and longest member of the Supremes. She remained with the group following the departures of other original members, Florence Ballard in 1967 and Diana Ross in 1970.

‘Dreamgirl’ author and activist
Following Wilson’s own departure in 1977, the group disbanded. Wilson has since released three solo albums, five singles and two best-selling autobiographies, “Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme’’ and “Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together.” Both books later were released as an updated combination.

Continuing a successful career as a concert performer, Wilson also became a musicians’ rights activist as well as a musical theater performer and organizer of various museum displays of the Supremes’ famed costumes.

She was inducted along with Ross and Ballard (as members of the Supremes) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

Singer and former elected official
Martha Rose Reeves is the longtime lead singer of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. They scored over a dozen hit singles, including “Come and Get These Memories,” “Nowhere to Run,” “Heat Wave,” “Jimmy Mack,” and their signature “Dancing In The Street.”

Reeves also has been a politician. From 2005 until 2009, she served as an elected council woman for the City of Detroit, Michigan.

Tickets are available at PeabodyDaytona.com or at the Peabody box office, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. The number is 386-671-3471.

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