2014 Greatest Forever 5th Hits!

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Thanks for your continued support of FOREVER 5th DIMENSION, now entering its seventh year!  We’ve had 39 blog entries this year, 72 photos posted, and thousands and thousands of visitors from all over the world according to the nifty year-end stats just provided by the nice folks at WordPress. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve personally spent wonderful time with Marilyn & Billy (backstage after their Christmas show), Florence (at dinner and attending the Broadway show, After Midnight), and LaMonte (nearly every day on the phone!)…you know by reading all the recounts or getting to see “MarBill” in concert or Florence & The 5th on stage, they are all as vibrant as ever!  And “Mac” is as entertaining, while we have confabbed about his memoir (From Hobo Flats to The 5th Dimension) to bring you its launch this Valentine’s Day…we’re calling it the “A Love Like Ours” tour…celebrating the love of music, photography, baseball and for and from the fans!

Here’s our Top 5 of 2014 (in no necessary order!), with easy links so you can catch up on or relive some of the recent memories.  And here’s to a super-special 2015…may we enjoy our still-brightest stars as we continue to let the sunshine in…

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Biographer, The original 5th Dimension and LaMonte McLemore

FULL IMAGE MARBILL1.  IN-CONCERT!  Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. tour to the best reviews of their careers from “Catalina to Christmas!”  Here’s a joint review of their Catalina Jazz club gig from fans, Deniserose and Jonathan:

2.  LIVE!  The 5th Dimension featuring Florence LaRue sell-out wherever they appear.  Here’s a review by fan, John Estes, where Florence, Patrice, Willie, Leonard & Floyd raise the roof:The 5th Dimension featuring Florence LaRue

Story3.  AWARDS & EVENTS!  Marilyn & Billy appear on countless radio and TV shows throughout the year and receive the Gordon Parks award:

Florence & The 5th Dimension appear on many local morning TV shows, as they tour the country.  FLORENCE BIRTHDAYAnd Florence receives an honor from the White House:

Aug. 9th--Breaking News!  Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. reunite with Florence LaRue and The 5th Dimension for a one-night only magic moment, during the

Aug. 9th–Breaking News! Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. join Florence LaRue & The 5th Dimension for a one-night only magic moment with a “Let the Sunshine In”  finale. Ms. LaRue and today’s 5th performed to a sold-out crowd at LA’s prestigious Saban Theater. (l to r: Willie Williams, McCoo, Davis, LaRue, Patrice Morris, Leonard Tucker, Floyd Smith, photo courtesy P. Morris Collection)

TOGETHER!  Marilyn & Billy were guests of Florence & The 5th Dimension, joining them for a chorus of “Let the Sunshine In”

PLAYLIST SCAN 0014.  RELEASES & REISSUES!  Numerous CD re-issues and a new compilation appeared in ’14 from Earthbound to Playlist: The Very Best of The 5th Dimension, the latter which I had the honor to co-compile with the stars and do liners for.  Here’s a CD recap:  https://forever5thdimension.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/something-for-everyone-a-picnic-of-champagne-soul-delights/

Lamonte and Robert look to the horizon5.  MAC’S MEMOIR!  LaMonte McLemore’s long-awaited memoir is called From Hobo Flats to The 5th Dimension:  A Life Fulfilled in Baseball, Photography and Music.  Yours truly, Robert-Allan Arno is the project’s as-told-to author.  It officially gets released on Valentine’s Day ’15…stay tuned to FOREVER 5th DIMENSION for further information including signings, media appearances, ordering details, etc.  Here’s a Press Release on the celeb-studded book, with recommendations by Johnny Mathis, Nancy Sinatra and Neil Sedaka:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABONUS!  Marilyn & Billy–who celebrated 45 years of marriage this year!–never cease to show their support for FOREVER 5th DIMENSION.  Read their much appreciated “Lines of Love”–https://forever5thdimension.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/lines-of-love-from-marilyn-billy/

cropped-ytf-two.jpgLINKS TO THE STARS & their events:

Join Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. on Facebook (official) or visit http://mccoodavis.com/

Visit Florence LaRue & The 5th Dimension at  http://thefifthdimension.org/

Join LaMonte McLemore at Linked-In  www.linkedin.com/pub/lamonte-mclemore/aa/97a/28b


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