The 5th Dimension

Genres: Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Vocals
Descriptive "tags": 60s soul pop oldies funk sunshine pop classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Originally known as the Versatiles and later as the Vocals, Marilyn McCoo (30 September 1943, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA), Florence LaRue (b. 4 February 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Billy Davis Jnr. (b. 26 June 1940, St. Louis, Missouri, USA), Lamont McLemore (b. 17 September 1940, St. Louis, Missouri, USA) and Ron Townson (b. 20 January 1933, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 3 August 2001, Las Vegas, USA) were a soul-influenced harmony group, based in Los Angeles, and signed to Johnny Rivers’ fledgling Soul City label. They sprang to fame in 1967 as an outlet for the then unknown talents of songwriter Jimmy Webb. Ebullient singles on the pop charts, including ‘Go Where You Wanna’, ‘Up, Up And Away’ and ‘Carpet Man’, established their fresh voices, which wrapped themselves around producer Bones Howe’s dizzy arrangements.

Having completed two albums containing a number of Webb originals, the...

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