The 5th Dimension was a pop-R&B-soul group formed in LA in 1966. Originally known as the Versatiles, the group's members consisted of Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson.
In 1967, The 5th Dimension debuted on the charts with "Go Where You Wanna Go," but the group's popularity really soared later that same year with "Up - Up And Away," which became a Top 10 hit. The 5th Dimension had a long string of hits on the Pop/Rock, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts through the late 1970s that also included "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" (1969) and "Wedding Bell Blues" (1969), and "(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All" (1972). The "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" medley was one of the songs from the famous and then-controversial late 1960s rock musical, "Hair."
Group members Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., who married in 1969, later started recording as a duo and had several hits in the late 1970s that included "You Don't Have To Be A Star" (1977). Over the years, The 5th Dimension won several Grammys, and in 2002, the group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
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- Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) 1969
(This song, which topped the charts, is from the rock musical "Hair.")
- Blowing Away 1970
- California Soul 1968
(This song later also became a hit for Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1970).)
- Carpet Man 1968
- Go Where You Wanna Go 1967
- (Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All 1972
- If I Could Reach You 1972
- Living Together, Growing Together 1973
- Love's Lines, Angles And Rhymes 1971
- Never My Love 1971
(This song was previously a hit for the Association (1967) and the Sandpebbles (1968) and later also became a hit for Blue Swede (1974) and the Addrisi Brothers (1977).)
- One Less Bell To Answer 1970
- Paper Cup 1967
- Puppet Man 1970
(This Neil Sedaka-penned song later also became a hit for Tom Jones (1971).)
- Save The Country 1970
(This song also became a hit for Thelma Houston (1970).)
- Stoned Soul Picnic 1968
- Sweet Blindness 1968
- Together Let's Find Love 1972
- Up - Up And Away 1967
(This song also became a hit for the Johnny Mann Singers (1967) and Hugh Masekela (1968).)
- Wedding Bell Blues 1969
("Wedding Bell Blues" topped the charts for the 5th Dimension in 1969. Laura Nyro, who wrote this song, previously had a minor hit with it in 1967.)
- Workin' On A Groovy Thing 1969
(This song was previously a hit for Patti Drew (1968).)
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