Cindy Birdsong

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Cindy Birdsong  (born December 15, 1939) is an American singer who became famous as a member of The Supremes in 1967, when she replaced co-founding member Florence Ballard.  Birdsong had previously been a member of Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles.  (More from Wikipedia)

Even before the name was changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes in 1967, the heavy promoting of Diana Ross was causing turmoil in the Supremes and even in other Motown groups.  Florence Ballard in particular felt that she was being pushed into the background; she gained weight and began drinking heavily, eventually failing to show up for rehearsals and arriving at concerts too inebriated to perform.  She was eventually eased out entirely in April 1967 and was replaced by Cindy Birdsong of Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles.  (Patti LaBelle performed on Dancing with the Stars in the current season).  


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Last edited: March 22, 2021