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The 5th Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes R&B, Soul, and Jazz, best-known during the late 1960s and 1970s for popularizing hits of songwriters like Jimmy Webb, Laura Nyro, Burt Bacharach, Ashford & Simpson, and others, and helping to popularize “flower power” music with both white and black middle-class Americans.

They are best-known during the late 1960s and early 1970s for popularizing the hits “Up, Up and Away”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “One Less Bell to Answer”, “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”, and “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”, as well as the eponymous 5th Dimension and The Magic Garden LP recordings.

The five original members were Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson. They have recorded for several different labels over their long careers. Their first work appeared on the Soul City label, which was started by Imperial Records/United Artists Records recording artist Johnny Rivers. The group would later record for Bell/Arista Records, ABC Records, and Motown Records.

Some of the songwriters popularized by The 5th Dimension later went on to careers of their own, especially Ashford & Simpson, who wrote “California Soul”.

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  • ZombiePanda3

    When the moooooooooon is in the seventh hoooooooouuuuse

    19 Jan 1:19pm Reply
  • MusiQ3985

    Their records are so pretty. <3

    18 Jan 1:55pm Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

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    16 Aug 2014 Reply
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    9 Aug 2014 Reply
  • SLUMBERPARTIES

    aquaaaaariuuuuuuuuuuus

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • muryllomv

    american horror story episode 2

    15 Feb 2014 Reply
  • pogopatterson

    One can only guess at what he brought to the party :)

    14 Feb 2014 Reply
  • BonnieFKane

    They were the very first concert I ever went to: for my tenth birthday. I had no idea til we pulled into the parking lot and I saw the sign. I got to sit right up front touching the stage. It was incredible. The best night of my life until I met my husband.

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • HilaryBanks

    Love them! Their music makes me happy

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lihei

    Brilliant!

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Aesthethica

    what the fuck. always thought these guys where white

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • richardneal

    Bones Howe!

    6 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Ryantalope

    Outstanding harmonies!

    15 Jul 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    "Wedding Bell Blues"...Keep running Bill,run for your life!!!...it's been 42+ yrs.!

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • tomapeen

    AQUAAAAARIUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUS!

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • nightglow

    Wohoooo let the sunshine <3

    6 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Toshiba-3

    The suUun-shine iinnn ♪

    4 Nov 2011 Reply
  • CaioM_

    one less bell

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • eSpinoza88

    "let the sunshine in" feckin' makes me cry

    1 Aug 2011 Reply
  • LaLagoodnight

    amazing songs <3

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
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