Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. just issued their review of LaMonte McLemore‘s new memoir and we’re so pleased to share it here with the special fans at “Forever 5th Dimension” who are acknowledged for your loyalty in the book. Also scroll down for the BroadwayWorld.com link to a Q & A between LaMonte and myself on The 5th Dimension’s Broadway connections, and lastly, an astute review from Sharon Davis via England’s SoulMusic.com –Robert
OUR THOUGHTS ABOUT OUR DEAR FRIEND (AND 5TH DIMENSION PARTNER) LaMONTE McLEMORE’S BOOK–We know that by now, our friends and fans of many years have added LaMonte’s memoir of our 5th Dimension experiences together, to their libraries and shared it with their friends and family. LaMonte’s special brand of humor, which we’ve enjoyed through all the years we’ve known him, is truly on display in FROM HOBO FLATS TO THE 5TH DIMENSION. Everyone who has spent any time with him knows he has a way with storytelling, and we’ve particularly enjoyed re-living our successes and travels as seen through his eyes.
But he also lets the reader in on his deeper thoughts, the real LaMonte McLemore that shows his true caring for his family and the people in his life. He didn’t always share them, but always had definite opinions about what was happening.
His co-author, Robert-Allan Arno, was the right person for this book. He knows LaMonte well. He has spent many years around all of us in The Original 5th Dimension, and has written articles and liner notes over the years for the group’s projects. He maintains a wonderful FOREVER 5th DIMENSION Blog, which keeps everyone informed about each of us and our current careers. He and LaMonte spent years putting this project together. We found it to be a totally entertaining and informative read.
GREAT JOB, MAC!
MARILYN & BILLY
You can order “From Hobo Flats to The 5th Dimension” now at Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692307362
THERE’S MORE–At BroadwayWorld.com, Mac & I talk about The 5th Dimension’s Broadway connections as we celebrate the anniversary of the iconic medley “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/LaMonte-of-The-5th-Dimension-Celebrates-Aquarius-Anniversary-and-Broadway-Connections-in-New-Memoir-20150412
—And at SoulMusic.com, our kind friend and Motown-musicologist, Sharon Davis, offers this nifty review of “From Hobo Flats to The 5th Dimension”: http://www.soulmusic.com/index.asp?S=1&T=38&ART=16307