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PostSubject: Florence Ballard - is an American singer, one of the founding member of Motown group The Supremes   Sat May 26, 2012 2:58 pm



Florence Glenda Ballard Chapman, common name "Flo" or "Blondie" (June 30, 1943 - February 22, 1976), is an American singer, one of the founding member of Motown group The Supremes.

In the first year since its inception, the members of The Supremes (originally called The Primettes) shared vocals for each position in each song. However, by 1966, Ballard and Mary Wilson begins to feel ignored when operating Motown, Berry Gordy, Jr. attention to the individual career of Diana Ross. The result is dissatisfaction pushed Ballard to chronic depression and alcoholism, and these are factors that increase the reasons for the decision of Gordy, when pushed her out of the group The Supremes in July 1967. His replacement is former Bluebelle her, Cindy Birdsong.

After efforts to become successful solo artists in the late 1960s, Ballard spent his last years fifth round of poverty, try avoiding the attention of the media, while still being provided to the court on issues related to the departure of her in Motown. By the mid-1970s, Ballard started to restore the ability to control health psychology and emotion, and reappeared in public, in interviews as well as on the report. She bought a new house after receiving a sum of compensation is quite large. She has reconciled with her husband Tommy Chapman separated. However, at this time, Ballard also began to suffer the sequelae of previous alcoholism brings.

In 1976, Ballard died of coronary thrombosis at age 32. Her death is called "one of the greatest tragedies of rock"
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