For Immediate Release: Music in the Mountains presents a concert by 7-time Grammy Award winners, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Saturday July 1, 8 p.m., as part of SummerFest 2017 in Grass Valley, California. The artists are the original stars and lead singers of the legendary group, The 5th Dimension, where they launched Champagne & Pop Soul Classics, including “Up-Up and Away,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “The Worst That Could Happen,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” and “One Less Bell to Answer.” After departing The 5th Dimension, Marilyn & Billy as a duo recorded “You Don’t Have to be a Star (To be in My Show),” a #1 hit that won them their 7th Grammy Award and a television variety series on CBS. McCoo & Davis have garnered 15 gold and 3 platinum records during their careers.
Update: Marilyn & Billy performed “under the twilight canopy” amid the tall pines to rave reviews with the Music in the Mountains (MIM) Festival Orchestra conducted by Pete Nowlen, with their music director, Darrell Alston. From their greatest hits to love songs, blues & inspirational renderings, here are special onstage photos of the event…
Photos courtesy MIM and Deniserose Torress
(Forever 5th Dimension by Robert-Allan Arno, copyright 2008-2017, a production of The Soul of The Voice, Ltd., all rights reserved)