November 13, 1968: The Supremes release ‘Love Child’

Love Child - The SupremesOn this day in 1968, Diana Ross & the Supremes’ “Love Child” album is released on the Motown Records label.

It includes the single of the same name, which will become the trio’s 11th No.1 hit. Interestingly enough, members Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong do not sing on the title track. Rather, it is Motown session singers the Andantes who perform background vocals on the single “Love Child.”

Ken Coleman

Ken Coleman, the author of On this Day: African-American Life in Detroit, is a native Detroiter and former news reporter. He served on the Detroit Charter Revision Commission. He lives in Detroit with his wife, Kim Trent, and their son, Jackson Coleman.