When I was a little girl growing up in suburban Ohio, everything was very….umm, boring. But one day I heard Diana Ross and the Supremes on the radio and it changed my life. I loved her voice and the music in a way that I hadn’t really experienced before. I guess that is Motown magic. She was so glamorous and beautiful. As she became more famous, it was hard not to think of her as a superstar. I saw her in concert in the early 1970s and it was just amazing. How she inspired me was quite simple. I saw a young black women standing at the front of a group and singing her heart out and people loved her. That was special. Despite her career ups and downs I have always loved her and will for that special feeling in my youth and hearing something really special.