HANS REMEMBERS -WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

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  • On January 14, 1970- The Supremes performed their farewell concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong finished their final performance by singing their 12th and final #1 hit- “Someday We’ll Be Together.” Diana Ross would go on to a huge solo career. The Supremes would carry on without her by replacing her with Jean Terrell. Jean Terrell was the sister of heavyweight boxer Ernie Terrell who fought Muhammad Ali- and the sister-in-law at one point of Motown singer Tammi Terrell. The Supremes without Miss Ross would have seven Top 40 hits in the early 70’s before fizzling out. Diana Ross would go on to have 6 #1 hits on her own.

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  • New York Mets General Manager and former New York Yankee All-Star relief pitcher Johnny Murphy died of a heart attack at the age of 61- just three months after his Miracle Mets won the World Series in October 1969. Murphy had been responsible for the Mets acquiring their manager Gil Hodges- Hodges himself would die in 1972 also of a heart attack at the age of 47.