Barbara Diane Martin-Richardson was born in 1944 and passed away on March 4, 2020. She is best known for replacing Betty Mcglown , and for being one of trhe founding members of The Supremes. When Betty Mcglown lefted the group, she was replaced by local youth, Barbara Martin. With Martin in the lineup, The Primettes signed with Motown, with one exception, they would have to change their name. Florence Ballard picked the name "Supremes", evenb though mary and Diana (Diane at the time) thought it was too masculine for a female group. Despite that, The Supremes signed to Motown. After a few modest singles, The Supremes worked as back-up singers & hand-clappers for Motown's more successful Acts. In 1961, the group recorded After All , which is known for the only song that Barbara sings lead, in which she sings the Bridge, while the other three sing verses. After All was canceled in favor of the radio hit Buttered Popcorn, and it was not released for many years after.Barbara also has brief Ad-Libs in two other songs, The Tears, which she sings the first "the" and The Boy that Got Away, which she does the count-down at the beginning, and she holds a few notes longer near the end. In October 1961, Barbara became pregant, but she worked things out with her husband, and stayed in the group. According to The Lost Supreme, Diana Didn't want Barbara in the group because she was pregnant, and she thought it was bad for their image, so with having to deal with all of the troubles, Barbara left the group in Spring 1961. Even though Barbara sang on the Supremes early singles, and most of the tracks featured on their first album, she is not pictured on the album because she was noticeably pregnant at the time of the photo-shoot. Barbara never recieved any royalties from motown after 1961.