1962
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Early 62
First gig outside Detroit, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Supremes open for Gladys Knight & the Pips (Barbara Martin is still in the group).
Early 62
Barbara Martin becomes pregnant and leaves the group (before the single “Your Heart Belongs To Me” is released, so before May 8). She is not replaced and the group definitely becomes a trio.
January 17
First recording session as a trio. Vocals on “Play A Sad Song”. No recording session until May 7. 
January 27
Diana Ross graduates from Cass Technical High School. 
February
to
September
Florence replaces Wanda Young of the Marvelettes for six months while she is pregnant and returned with the Supremes in September. 
The Supremes activity is put on hold during this period.

May 7
Recording session for “You Bring Back Memories”. 
May 8
Single “Your Heart Belongs To Me” released (#95 on pop charts). 
June (-)
The Supremes give their first interview with Rita Griffin in the Michigan Chronicle. 
July 10
Recording session for “Time Changes Things”. 
August 30
Recording session for “Let Me Go The Right Way”. 
September 13
Recording session for “I’m Giving You Your Freedom”. This is the first session with Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland (H-D-H) who will compose most of the Supremes hits. 
October 13
Departure of the bus for the first Motortown Revue for 56 days.
Artists on tour, along with the Supremes and the musicians: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, the Marvelettes, Martha & the Vandellas, the Contours, comedian Bill Murray, and the Temptations as Mary Wells’ backup singer at the Apollo concerts only. 36 cities are scheduled with only 4 days without a show. Stevie Wonder was not on the tour according Curtis Woodson (photographer during the tour).
Oct 26 - Nov 1
Week engagement of the Motortown Revue at the Howard Theater in Washington DC.
November 2
Motortown Revue at the Franklin Theater in Boston, MA.
November 3

November 4
Motortown Revue at the New Heaven Arena in New Heaven, CT.

Motortown Revue at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, NY.

November 5
- Single “Let Me Go The Right Way” released (# 90 on pop charts) (and announced with “moderate sales potential” in Billboard, October 20, 1962 issue). 
- Motortown Revue at the Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, NC. 
November 6

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November 17

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November 26

November 27

November 28

November 29

November 30
Motortown Revue at the County Hall in Charleston, SC.

Motortown Revue at the Country Club in Augusta, GA.

Motortown Revue at the Bamboo Ranch Club in Savannah, GA.

Motortown Revue at the National Guard Armory in Birmingham, AL.

Motortown Revue at the City Auditorium in Columbus, GA.

Motortown Revue at the Magnolia Ballroom in Atlanta, GA.

Motortown Revue at the Fort Whiting Auditorium in Mobile, AL.

Motortown Revue at the State Fair Grounds in New Orleans, LA.

Motortown Revue at the College Park Auditorium in Jackson, MS.

Motortown Revue at the Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg, SC.

Motortown Revue at the City Armory in Durham, NC.

Motortown Revue at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC.

Motortown Revue at the Capitol Arena in Washington DC.


First day off!

Motortown Revue at the Civic Auditorium in Greenville, SC. 
 
Motortown Revue at the Palladium in Tampa, FL. 
 
Motortown Revue at the Armory in Jacksonville, FL.  
 
Motortown Revue at the Auditorium in Macon, GA. 
 
Motortown Revue at the National Guard Armory in Daytona Beach, FL. 
 
Motortown Revue at the Harlem Square in Miami, FL. 

Motortown Revue at A Skating Rink in Orlando, FL. 
 
Motortown Revue at the Field House in Tallahassee, FL. 
 
Motortown Revue in Cheraw, SC. 
 
Motortown Revue at the Long High School Gymnatorium in Charlotte, NC. 
 
Motortown Revue at the New Park Center in Louisville, KY. 

December 1

December 2

December 3

December 4

December 5

December 6
Motortown Revue at the Ellis Memorial Auditorium in Memphis, TN. 
 
Motortown Revue at the City Auditorium in Nashville, TN. 
 
Motortown Revue at the Fairground Coliseum in Pensacola, FL.
 
 
Day off. 
 
Motortown Revue at the Mosque Auditorium in Richmond, VA.
 
 
Day off.
December 7
First Motortown Revue at the Apollo Theater in New York, through December 16, six shows a day (the first show at noon and the last at 1 a.m.) for one week and a half. It’s also the first time the Supremes are in New York.
December 8
LP “Meet The Supremes” released. 
Note:
 erroneously credited as being released in December 1963 in many books and websites – if it had been the case, it would have been surprising that none of the tracks and singles recorded in 1963 were included in the album. The correction was finally made in the booklet of “Meet the Supremes Expanded”.
December 16
Last concerts at the Apollo. Two different dates are given for the last date at the Apollo in the booklet “Meet The Supremes Expanded”: see December 17.
December 17
- “Let Me Go The Right Way” is supposedly recorded live at the Apollo on December 17 but either the date or the location is wrong. Another possibility is that it was recorded from the last show of the series of shows held on December 16, so the 1 a.m. show, and then actually December 17...  
- Motortown Revue in Pittsburg, PA
but the Motortown tour is supposed to have ended at the Apollo. 
- According t
o Billboard (December 22, 1962 issue) the Motortown Revue played an engagement at Newark before heading back to Detroit, which also tend to show that the Motortown tour didn't end at the Apollo. 
December 28
Recording session for “A Breath Taking, First Sight Soul Shaking, One Night Love Making, Next Day Heart Breaking Guy” quickly shortened to “A Breath Taking Guy” after the first single release.
Recording session for “My Heart Can’t Take It No More”.
December 31
Concert at the Michigan State Fair Coliseum (line-up: the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Martha & the Vandellas, the Contours, Mary Wells, the Miracles, Stevie Wonder).