In a glorious vocalization of the adage "out of all evil can come some good", Diana Ross and Mary Wilson, the two surviving members of Motown super girl group The Supremes, reunited Sunday night in a benefit for the hawk killed by pro golfer Tripp Isenhour.
Sponsored by Animal Lovers of the World, the ladies performed live at an emotion-packed, star-filled Philips Arena in Atlanta.
"We are honored to have these wonderful legends with us" bubbled Animal Lovers President Betty Bovyne. "The massacre that occurred on that golf course is horrific. Killing another living creature is never, under any circumstances, excusable."
Bovyne proudly added "by combining the proceeds from this concert and yesterday's hamburger cook-off, we pledge to seek the death penalty for Isenhour."
The Supremes' most moving song in the set filled the air as the legendary ladies belted out a tailored rendition of a Holland-Dozier-Holland classic they re-titled (Baby, Baby) Where did our Dove Go.
The benefit drew numerous famous musicians, including another reunion: that of The Byrd's Chris Hillman and David Crosby. Crosby was actually also present for the now-infamous "tragedy on the links."
"The bird was moving forward, so Tripp maliciously aligned his shot to intercept it. The poor animal kept going. As the ball quickly approached the innocent victim, I closed my eyes and yelled "Turn! Turn! Turn!" recalled Crosby, his normally soothing voice faltering.
After several much-appreciated songs that left the crowd yearning and burning for the innocence of the 60's, the Supremes surprised the audience by returning for a trio with Don Henley.
The evening closed as the still glamorous Ann Margret took the stage, leaving no eye dry as she sang her heartwarming ode Bye Bye Birdie.