Today is the birthday of DIANA ROSS. Born on March 26, 1944 Ross is 72 years old. As a child, I fell for MISS Ross when I first saw her singing with the Supremes. I then watched her as she evolved into a solo artist. She has so many memorable songs. She was the first artist who I saw in concert. I saw her show in the round in Charlotte NC in the late 70’s. She definitely put on a show. I then worked one of her concerts when I was a police officer. One of the memorable things about that particular concert is that typically several officers are assigned posts in the inner area and the outer arena when an artist performs. For the Diana Ross concert, we were told that they did not want any officers present in the inner arena. BUT…another officer and I were assigned to posts in the inner arena. We were told that we could not wear our police hats inside this concert. At one point one of the concert-goers came to me and advised me that someone was in his seat. I went and determined that the individual did not have a ticket. I escorted the person out. When I returned, some of Diana Ross’ people came to me and let me know that if I was seen again up and around, I would be escorted out. To this day, I find that extremely amusing.
In the above tribute, Diana Ross sings songs from the 1973 DIANA ROSS’ album ” LADY SINGS THE BLUES.” It reached the # 1 in the USA Billboard album charts and remained on the charts for 54 weeks!