Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., were the voices, Original Stars, and lead singers of legendary group The 5th Dimension, before leaving the group in 1975. McCoo and Davis launched Champagne and Pop Soul Classics, including “Up, Up and Away,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “Worst That Could Happen,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Sweet Blindness,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” and “One Less Bell to Answer.” After leaving The 5th Dimension, Marilyn and Billy recorded “You Don’t Have to be a Star (to Be in My Show),” a chart topping number 1 record, won them their own Grammy Award and a television series on CBS. They were named by Billboard “The First Couple of Pop and Soul.”
Billy devoted his efforts to a successful gospel music career and Marilyn performed in television’s “Solid Gold.” The couple enjoys tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors. They have received a total of 7 Grammy Awards, earned 15 gold and 3 platinum records.