September 30th marks the 77th birthday for Marilyn McCoo! The lead female vocalist of the 5th Dimension, actress, and TV show host (Solid Gold) was born in Jersey City, NJ. At the age of 7, she and her family moved to Los Angeles, where she began singing, piano and dance lessons.
In the early and mid-60’s, she was in the Hi-Fi’s, who often opened for Ray Charles. She met Billy Davis, Jr in 1966 when he established the 5th Dimension. She’s been married to Billy since 1969! As you’ll hear in our Wayback Wednesday, she still sings beautifully, here doing Burt Bacharach’s “One Less Bell To Answer”. Happy Birthday Marilyn!