December 20, 2013 | 8:00 PM
December 21, 2013 | 2:00 PMThe Bezemes Family Theater
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers, and authors. They have received seven Grammy Awards, earned 15 gold and 3 platinum records, and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage. They have performed sold-out concerts around the world. They are currently celebrating 40 years in the entertainment business with a musical tribute to the hits and productions that have made up their multi-faceted careers.
As lead vocalists of one of the top singing groups of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, The 5th Dimension, they recorded such classics as “Up, Up & Away,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “One Less Bell to Answer,” and “Stoned Soul Picnic,” just to name a few.
After a decade with The 5th Dimension, Billy and Marilyn decided to leave the group and establish themselves as a duo. They had immediate success with the single, “You Don’t Have to be a Star (To Be In My Show).” It was a number-1 hit and earned them a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
That success piqued network interest and CBS-TV premiered “The Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. Show” as a prime-time summer series in 1977. Marilyn and Billy entered the ‘80s as an international success. They headlined in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Atlantic City, played to standing-room-only crowds in concerts across the country, and won the prestigious Grand Prize at the international Tokyo Music Festival.
Today, they are a sought-after act for all audiences.
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