From the time they were kids, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. wanted to sing. Since then they have been living the dream with more than 50 years in entertainment, multiple Grammy awards, gold and platinum records and many mind-blowing achievements.
As lead vocalists in the 5th Dimension, they recorded classics such as “Up, Up and Away,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “One Less Bell to Answer” and “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All.”
Upon leaving the group after a decade as a duo act, they scored again with the No. 1 hit “You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show).” That success led to them becoming the first African-American married couple to host a network television series (with Jay Leno and Tim Reid as regulars).
As solo artists, McCoo hosted the popular 1980s television series “Solid Gold,” was a