Scherrie Payne & Lynda Laurence Formerly of Motown Supremes (USA)
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Scherrie and Lynda are genuine members of Motown's iconic group The Supremes. Scherrie, Lynda and Joyce are available for performances in Australia & New Zealand. This dynamic female trio are available for corporate events, private functions, special events and music festivals.
The Supremes are the world's all time favorite female group. The Supremes enjoyed 8 individual members from 1964 to 1977 time and each of the eight ladies contributed to the group's recording and performing success.
Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence, Formerly of the Supremes (The FLOS) are two genuine former members of the Motown signed and recorded Supremes, now performing with Joyce Vincent.
2006 Australian Tour:
Taronga Park Zoo visitors were treated to a private performance when the ladies were spotted by adoring fans, who asked them for a song. T'was truly a magic moment.
The Former Ladies of The Supremes appeared on numerous live radio talkback stations and appeared on channel 9's Kerri-Anne's morning show.
The FLOS - The Former Ladies of the SupremesSince FLOS formation in 1986 they have acquired an impressive biography with recordings and sold out performances all over the world.
2009: Marked the 23rd Anniversary of The FLOS. Respected author Sharon Davis noted that this trio is "Authentically Keeping The Legend Alive."
2005: The FLOS were honored by The Hollywood History Museum with an exhibit showcasing their contribution to the "Supremes" legacy.
2000: Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence were honored by performing with the Supreme Diva herself: Miss Diana Ross. Peforming with Diana Ross and The Supremes "Return To Love" Tour.
Scherrie and Lynda's trio have performed alongside a host of other legendary Motown acts:
Scherrie Payne was born in Detroit, Michigan, the home of the Motown sound.
Scherrie is officially recognized as The Supremes' final lead singer, and is featured on many of their hits including, "He's My Man" and the Supremes' final top 40 recording, "Im Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking."
A talented writer and performer Scherrie was discovered by famed producer Eddie Holland of Holland/Dozier/Holland.
Prior to joining The Supremes Scherrie was the lead singer of the group "Glass House" and is featured on all of their hits on the Invictus label including, "Crumbs off The Table" which she co-wrote. Scherrie has recorded as a solo artist and has had her own hits including, "I'm Not In Love" and "One Night Only."
Scherrie has performed with major stars, including her sister Freda Payne, George Benson & Jose Feliciano.
Known affectionately by fans as "The Little Lady With The Big Voice" and "The Payne Killer" she brought her superb vocals and dynamic stage presence to the Supremes in 1973, replacing Jean Terrell, and quickly established herself as a firm favorite with the group's legions of fans worldwide.
Scherrie recorded three albums as a member of The Supremes "The Supremes 1975" , "High Energy", and "Mary Scherrie and Susaye." She is also featured on many of The Supremes' "greatest hits" compilations
Lynda Laurence joined the Supremes in 1971, debuting on-stage as their lead singer at the prestigious H.I.C. Arena in Hawaii.
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Lynda started singing at the age of four under the guidance of her father, Ira Tucker, lead singer of the legendary Dixie Hummingbirds gospel quartet.
Lynda started her association with Motown by performing and recording with Stevie Wonder, and is prominently featured on his hit "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)."
Lynda continued to record and tour with Stevie for several years as a backing group manager/singer.
Lynda's musical associations include Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Moacir Santos, Joe Cocker , Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson
A talented singer and musician, Lynda can be heard on many of The Supremes "Greatest Hits'" collections. Lynda is featured on the cover of the Supremes 1972 "Floy Joy" album and can be heard on the Supremes classic "Bad Weather," a song written for The Supremes by Stevie Wonder and Lynda's brother, Ira Tucker Jr.
Alongside Jean Terrell and Mary Wilson, Lynda recorded two albums with the trio,"The Supremes Produced and Arranged By Jimmy Webb" and the highly sought after "Live in Japan 1973."
Joyce Vincent is recognized as one of the original members of the renowned singing/performing group Tony Orlando & Dawn.Joyce is originally from Detroit, Michigan, the home of the Motown Sound, and had the honor of recording back up vocals in the famed Motown Studio A in the 1960's. Joyce became an international celebrity in the early 70's alongside Tony Orlando and Telma Hopkins.
Together they collected three #1 records, 14 top 40 singles, and a hugely popular CBS-TV weekly variety program. In 1977 when Mary Wilson left the Supremes for a solo career Joyce Vincent was invited to take her place. Motown management decided to disband The Supremes before Joyce officially joined. Through her musical associations, Joyce has had the opportunity to perform and record with some of entertainment’s best: Dionne Warwick, Freda Payne, Smokey Robinson,Tony Orlando and Dawn, Telma Hopkins
Joyce is proud to perform alongside Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence.
The History...from the beginning
The Supremes had eight individual members during this time and each of the ladies contributed to the group's recording and performing success.
Motown CD's and Albums featuring Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence
Members of the original Supremes Scherrie and Lynda's 20th Anniversary Celebration & Tribute to The Supremes
4 February 2006 Superbowl Performance in Detroit.
Legendary Motown artists revered the world over performed at one of two concert events, including such well-known entertainers as:
The artists were backed musically by the legendary Funk Brothers considered by many to be the true sound of Motown.
Superstar entertainer Jennifer Lopez making her Detroit debut performance (along with her husband, singer Marc Anthony) performed on the same stage with the legends.
Special guest performances also included artist extraordinaire, rapper, Nelly. Prominent Detroit real estate developer Herbert Strather, executive producer of the concert said "this is an extraordinary concert, a mega-event. I am blown-away by the number of outstanding artist we have at this concert. It is absolutely incredible and unheard of to see such tremendous talent together all at one venue. This is a fabulous event, we have something for everyone who truly loves music especially Motown music."