Thomas Chapman (29 February 1968 - 22 February 1976) (her death) 3 children
Ballard married Thomas Chapman, a former chauffeur for Motown, on February 29, 1968, and signed with ABC Records in March 1968, two weeks after having negotiated her release from Motown on February 22, 1968. Ballard received a one-time payment of $139,804.94 in royalties and earnings from Motown for her six-year tenure with the label.
Billed as "Florence `Flo` Ballard" and with her husband serving as her manager, Ballard released the singles "It Doesn`t Matter How I Say It (It`s What I Say That Matters)" and "Love Ain`t Love" on ABC Records. The singles failed to chart, and Ballard`s album for ABC was shelved. Her musical career thus went into a rapid decline, and the $139,000 was systematically depleted by the Chapmans` management agency. Stipulations in her contract with Motown prohibited Ballard from mentioning, in any promotional m ... View All »