Uploaded on Oct 30, 2008
The Supremes perform their 8th #1 hit "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Somewhere" from West Side Story at The Hollywood Palace on October the 22nd, 1966.
This performance features the original (and most popular) lineup of The Supremes:
From left to right:
- Florence Ballard
- Mary Wilson
- Diana Ross
"You Keep Me Hangin' On" was first released 10 days before this performance on October 12th 1966 with "Remove This Doubt" as its b-side. The song rose to #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 (called the US Pop Singles Chart at the time) and also managed top spot on the US R&B Singles Chart. The song was written and produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland who had written and produced all the group's hits up to then also the song was put on the group's 1967 album entitled "The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland".
Here is a studio mix of the song that is different to the released version as it features much more prominent and louder backing:
"Somewhere" is a song from the musical West Side Story. Written by Leonard Bernstein the song has been covered by many. The Supremes not only sing it here but recorded it for their "Theres A Place For Us" album (which is named after the first line in the song) and also had it as part of their live set performing it on their 1965 live album "The Supremes At The Copa" and also sang the song live in Paris in 1965 as part of the Motortown Revue.
I hope you enjoy this wondrous performance from the REAL Dreamgirls,
Diana / Flo / Mary | The Supremes