June 26th is the 81st birthday of Billy Davis Jr., from the 5th Dimension. Billy is of course the lucky man who’s been married to Marilyn McCoo, also from that group. They’ll celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next month…certainly one of the most enduring partnerships in music history.
Billy and Marilyn left the 5th Dimension in 1975 and began performing as a duo. Their biggest hit, “You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)” reached Number 1 in January, 1977. Billy and Marilyn have won 7 Grammy awards.
On today’s Wayback Wednesday, it’s Marilyn doing most of the work, but Billy humorously helping out, in a performance from recent years of one of the 5th Dimension’s biggest hits..the Laura Nyro song “Wedding Bell Blues”.