Friday, June 16, 2017

Spring into summer 1969: "Aquarius" by The Fifth Dimension



Who remembers the radio in the spring and early days of summer 1969?

I remember enjoying The Fifth Dimension.

The 5D were Lamonte McLemore, Ron Townson, Billy Davis, Jr, Florence LaRue and the amazing Marilyn McCoo.

They had a crisp and elegant sound. The group recorded some wonderful albums and songs. They had huge hits like "Wedding Bell Blues", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "One Less Bell to Answer" and "Up, Up and Away".

Most of all, they had Marilyn McCoo's lead vocals!

What teen boy didn't think that Marilyn McCoo was good looking anyway? I did!

"Aquarius/Let the sunshine in" was the group's biggest hit. It was one of the biggest hits of 1969:








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