Saturday, May 14, 2016

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.

From our June 23, 2015 posting ...  

re:  Great Show!:        
Hi Kent -
Here are some photos from last night's show at Hoover Auditorium in Lakeside, Ohio ... Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., original members of the 5th Dimension.  They looked and sounded great ... doing a number of their 5th Dimension hits ... Up, Up And Away, Wedding Bell Blues, One Less Bell to Answer, Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In, Stoned Soul Picnic, Last Night, I Didn't Get To Sleep, etc., each song sounding fantastic, being backed by a very tight four piece band of piano, drums, bass and guitar.
They also performed a Beatles medley, as well as some old blues and jazz classics and told some stories of performing with the 5th Dimension, going solo, 45 years of marriage and other performances over the years ... a very well performed show.
The duo was gracious to meet with fans and sign autographs after the show. 
Tom Apathy

Wow!  They look GREAT, don't they???  Wish they would come to Chicago ... we get the OTHER version of The Fifth Dimension and it's really not much of a show ... these two were the voices that made those records hits.  (Calling Ron Onesti ... Calling Ron Onesti!!!)
Thanks for sending, Tom ... beautiful shots as always.  (kk)
NOTE:  All photos courtesy of ... and copyright Tom Apathy 


Well, it took a year, but tomorrow we're going to see Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., at The Arcada Theatre ... and I can't wait! 

I have ALWAYS been a fan of their music ... and never got the chance to see them back in the day.  Great seats are still available thru the Arcada website ... ... hope to see some of you there!  (kk)   

1967 - Go Where You Wanna Go  (#13)
          Another Day, Another Heartache  (#43)
          Up, Up And Away  (#4)
          Paper Cup  (#32)
1968 - Carpet Man  (#22)
          Stoned Soul Picnic  (#3)
          Sweet Blindness  (#11)
          California Soul  (#21)
1969 - Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In  (#1)
          Workin' On A Groovy Thing  (#19)
          Wedding Bell Blues  (#1)
1970 - Blowing Away  (#12)
          The Girls' Song  (#43)
          Puppet Man  (#19)
          Save The Country  (#18)
          On The Beach  (#41)
          One Less Bell To Answer  (#2)
1971 - Love's Lines, Angles And Rhymes  (#11)
          Light Sings  (#22)
          Never My Love  (#12)
1972 - Together Let's Find Love  (#24)
          Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All  (#6)
          If I Could Reach You  (#9)
1973 - Living Together, Growing Together  (20)
          Ashes To Ashes  (#50)