Betty McGlown

Betty McGlown

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Betty McGlown-Travis (born 1943 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African American singer, a member of The Primettes, later known as The Supremes. In 1959, McGlown started dating future Temptations member Paul Williams who was then singing with the Primes. Around the same time, the Primes' booking agent and manager Milton Jenkins was scouting the Detroit neighborhoods looking for girls to become part of the Primes' sister act. After discovering Florence Ballard, Ballard set on recruiting other girls she knew, quickly asking Mary Wilson, who asked Diana Ross to join. Due to her connection with Williams, McGlown became the last to join the Primettes. Along with their guitarist, Marv Tarplin, the girls performed for Berry Gordy who, although impressed, told them they were too young for the business and encouraged them to finish school. On Lupine Records, McGlown sang backing vocals for Mary Wilson on "Pretty Baby" and backing vocals for Diana Ross on "Tears of Sorrow." These became the only known recordings of McGlown, although her voice does not stand out by itself in either song (and some have disputed that her voice is not even on these songs).
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135827464
  • 9786135827460