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God's Gift of Music: 5th Dimension in 2020

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

Video from Wrecking Crew

"Here is an interview that we did with Billy Davis Jr. and Marylyn McCoo who have a new album out which shows they haven't missed a beat. Check it out." from video introduction

Some of you will remember The 5th Dimension an American popular music vocal group performed pop, R&B, soul, jazz, light opera and Broadway often referred to as "champagne soul".

Originally called The Versatiles (1965), the group changed its name to "The 5th Dimension" in 1966. Between 1967 - 1973 they charted with 19 Top 40 hits on Billboard's Hot 100, "Up – Up and Away" and the number one "Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)" won the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year. Hits included "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Wedding Bell Blues", "One Less Bell to Answer", "Never My Love", "(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All" and "If I Could Reach You".

Davis and McCoo were married in 1969 and went on to become the first African-American married couple to host a network television series, The Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. Show, (CBS summer 1977), the same year "You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)" won a Grammy Award.

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. have been married for 35 years. That's a wonderful accomplishment in the entertainment business. They are both Christians and attend church regularly. They both acknowledge how much their faith has helped them through the temptations and stresses of stardom.


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