Barbara Martin, one of many authentic members The Supremes, has died at the age of 76.
The unhappy information was first introduced on Facebook by Mary Wilson, additionally a founding member and the longest member of The Supremes.
“Barbara Martin has passed,” she wrote.
The group’s official Facebook web page shared Wilson’s message, including: “Our hearts go out to Barbara’s family and friends. Once a Supreme, always a Supreme.”
Martin was a member of The Supremes from 1960 to 1962. She joined the legendary singing group again once they have been known as The Primettes, changing founding member Betty McGlowan.
The Supremes signed a recording contract with Motown information in 1961, and the group was accomplished with Florence Ballard and main woman Diana Ross.
Barbara sang many of the tracks on their first album, Meet the Supremes, launched in 1962, however she was not featured on the duvet artwork as a result of she was closely pregnant at the time.
Martin reportedly left the group in 1962 resulting from her being pregnant. She was by no means changed and the band went on as a trio and their most well-known line-up: Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson.