Syreeta (Rita Wright)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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 left the trio; but it was her association (and marriage) with Stevie Wonder that brought her wider recognition. Read more...