You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes (1966)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes. The record was released in 1966, on the Tamla Motown record label and has been reworked into a tortoise.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of The Supremes, Diana Ross, Romance, Tortoises or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: You Can’t Hurry Love
Media Artist/s: The Supremes
Record Label: Tamla Motown
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1960s
Genre: Funk / Soul

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The Supremes – The Artist

The Supremes were an American female singing group and a premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to date, one of the worlds most successful vocal group with 12 hit singles. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown’s main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivalled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it is said that their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success. The original group of Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, are all from the Brewster-Douglass public housing project in Detroit.

You Can’t Hurry Love – The Song

‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ is a song recorded by the American music group the Supremes in 1964 for their second studio album titled, Where Did Our Love Go. It was written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland. Baby Love topped the UK and American pop singles charts. Beginning with “Baby Love”, The Supremes became the first Motown act to have more than one American number-one single, and by the end of the decade, would have more number-one singles than any other Motown act (or American pop music group) with 12, a record they continue to hold.

The Tortoise – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a tortoise. Tortoises are reptile species of the family Testudinidae of the order Testudines (from the Latin name for tortoise). They are particularly distinguished from other turtles by being land-dwelling, while many (though not all) other turtle species are at least partly aquatic. Like other turtles, tortoises have a shell to protect from predation and other threats. The shell in tortoises is generally hard, and they retract their necks and heads directly backwards into the shell to protect them. Tortoises are unique among vertebrates in that the pectoral and pelvic girdles are inside the ribcage rather than outside. Tortoises can vary in dimension from a few centimetres to two meters. They are generally reclusive animals. Tortoises are the longest-living land animals in the world. Galápagos tortoises are noted to live over 150 years, but an Aldabra giant tortoise named Adwaita may have lived an estimated 255 years. In general, most tortoise species can live 80–150 years. Tortoise are placid and very slow moving, with an average walking speed of 0.2-0.5 km/h. 

The heart shape and its meaning has evolved over hundreds of years. Nowadays it means love but before the 13th and 14th centuries it was generally drawn for decorative purposes. People at that time thought of our hearts as books of memory and believed feelings for the beloved were somehow written on your heart.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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1 review for You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes (1966)

  1. Shelley (verified owner)

    A gift that was very well received

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