Barbara Martin Bio, Wiki
Barbara Martin was an American singer who was best known for being one of the original members of Motown group The Supremes.
Martin was born in Detroit. After Betty McGlown left the Primettes due to her upcoming nuptials, Barbara Martin replaced her in the group in 1960. Barbara and her group mates, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard, signed a recording contract with Motown founder Berry Gordy on January 15, 1961 as the Supremes, a name that Ballard had chosen from a list provided by Motown songwriter, Janie Bradford, and became part of the Motown stable of performers.
While recording a handful of early singles, none of which became hits, Martin, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Ballard worked as studio backing singers, providing vocals and rhythmic effects such as hand claps for Motown’s leading groups.
In October 1961, she became pregnant and her husband supported her decision to stay in the group, but, she left in the early spring of 1962 – leaving Ross, Wilson and Ballard a trio.
Barbara Martin Age
Martin was born as Barbara Diane Martin on June 1, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. At the time of her death on March 4, 2020, she was 76 years old.
Barbara Martin Husband
Martin was married and had children. However, the details of her family are not revealed.
Barbara Martin Net Worth
Martin had an estimated net worth of between $1 Million to $5 Million at the time of her death.
Barbara Martin Death
Martin died on March 4, 2020, at the age of 76. Mary Wilson a Supreme member confirmed her death on her official Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday by simply writing, “Barbara Martin passed” along with broken heart and teardrop emojis.
Barbara Martin passed ??
— Mary Wilson (@MWilsonSupreme) March 5, 2020
“Our hearts go out to Barbara’s family and friends. Once a Supreme, always a Supreme,” said The Supremes’ official Facebook page. In another post on Friday morning, they struck a more celebratory tone to honor Wilson on her birthday.
Barbara Martin Songs
- Stop in the Name of Love
- Where Did Our Love Go
- Come See About Me
- Someday We’ll Be Together
- Love Child
- Up The Ladder To The Roof – Live
- Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone
- The Happening
- I Hear A Symphony
- When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
- Where Did Our Love Go
- A Breathtaking Guy
- Bad Weather
- Forever Came Today
- My Favorite Things
- Who’s Lovin’ You
- Everything Is Good About You
- River Deep, Mountain HighDo the Walking
- Automatically Sunshine
- Whisper You Love Me Boy