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The Fifth Dimension / Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr.

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is an American popular music vocal group (pop, R&B, soul, and jazz).

The 5th Dimension were best-known during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The five original members were Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson. They have recorded for several different labels over their long career.

Some of the songwriters popularized by The 5th Dimension later went on to careers of their own, especially Ashford & Simpson.
Their "Up, Up and Away", a top 10 hit in mid-1967, which won 5 Grammy Awards.

In 1975, McCoo and Davis, who married in 1969, left the group to do both collective & individual projects. They went on to have success singing as a duo after leaving the group.

The remaining trio carried on with new members, and nearly had a hit in 1976.
unfortunately, Motown issued Diana Ross' own version shortly after the 5 Dimension's hit the charts & hers soared to the top of the charts. Strangely enough, the group signed with Motown not long after, releasing 2 albums in 1978. R'n'B singer Lou Courtney was in the group briefly between 1978 and 1979, Joyce Wright joined in 1979 and Phyllis Battle joined in the mid-1980s. The original quintet reunited in 1990 for a tour. Townson briefly left the group to try a solo career, but soon returned, as the group resigned itself to the nostalgia circuit; In 1995, the quintet of LaRue, Townson, McLemore, Battle, & Greg Walker recorded a new album, In the House, for Click Records. In 1998, Willie Williams replaced Townson, who died in 2001. Battle departed in 2002, to be replaced by Van Jewell. McLemore retired from the group in 2006.

The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.

Marilyn McCoo-an ex-beauty pageant winner (born 1943)
Billy Davis, Jr. (born 1940 )
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is an American popular music vocal group (pop, R&B, soul, and jazz).

The 5th Dimension were best-known during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The five original members were Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore,...
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