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Syreeta (I) (1946–2004)

After growing up in Pittsburgh, Syreeta Wright moved to Detroit, where she joined Motown Records. Berry Gordy simplified her name, and as Rita Wright she released "I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel For You," written by Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson and Brian Holland. It did OK, and Gordy thought of asking her to join The Supremes when Diana Ross ... See full bio »

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The Holiday Soundtrack
You've Got Mail Soundtrack
Valentine's Day Soundtrack
The Three Stooges Soundtrack


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Berry Gordy chose her to replace Diana Ross as lead singer of The Supremes, but Mary Wilson vetoed it. See more »

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