MARY WILSON MEMORIAL — Friday night at LA’s Grammy Museum, there was an official memorial for the late Supreme-Mary Wilson. The Holland Bothers; Marla Gibbs; Mickey Stevenson; Eloise Laws; Claudette Robinson (the first female artist signed to the label); Freda Payne; Christie Brinkley on tape and celebrity-biographer Mark Bego were the guests. A surprise guest was Stevie Wonder who said the first person he met at Motown was Mary.
Bego reports that the crowd was spell-bound by the speeches and the outpouring was quite emotional. He also said the event ran for three hours. Bego, who knew Wilson for 45 years, collaborated on the 2019 title Supreme Glamour, which was a #1 book for several weeks in 2019.
DENIS HAMIL NAILS IT — If you’re a die-hard New Yorker, you know all about the Hamil brothers. Pete was an editor several times over the for The Daily New in its heyday and brother Denis a major, major screenwriter. Pete passed in August of 2020 back, but his legend lives on and brother Denis has recently penned several episodes of Law & Order:SUV and they’ve been among the best ever on for the show.
High Times for the China Club’s Danny Fried: check out Richard Johnson’s story on him in The Daily News/SNYDE: https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-richard-johnson-snyde-column-20220305-jrrfm5inmng5fhfuxqqzavvvla-story.html … RIP Elsa Klensch.
NAMES IN THE NEWS —– Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Matt Trancinski; Robert Cowsill; Freda Payne; Jeremy Long; Billy Amendola; Steve Walter; Beth Wernick; Jacqueline Boyd; Wayne Avers; Andrew Sandoval; Craig Newman; Jane Blunkell; Sean Harkness; eric Dahl; Fox 17/Nashville;