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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Billy Davis, Jr.

Author: Billy Davis, Jr.; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Singer Billy Davis, Jr. was born on June 26, 1938, in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1965, he and Lamonte McLemore formed a singing group called The Versatiles with Marilyn McCoo, Florence LaRue, and Ron Townson. The group changed their name to The 5th Dimension, and, from 1966 to 1975, recorded a number of hit songs including the Grammy Award-winning “Up, Up, and Away” and "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In." Davis and McCoo  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Billy Davis, Jr.; Billy Davis, Jr.
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Billy Davis, Jr.; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150738
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Los Angeles, California
2014 July 29.
Description: 1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 8 min., 17 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Billy Davis, Jr.
Billy Davis, Jr.

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Singer Billy Davis, Jr. was born on June 26, 1938, in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1965, he and Lamonte McLemore formed a singing group called The Versatiles with Marilyn McCoo, Florence LaRue, and Ron Townson. The group changed their name to The 5th Dimension, and, from 1966 to 1975, recorded a number of hit songs including the Grammy Award-winning “Up, Up, and Away” and "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In." Davis and McCoo married and left The 5th Dimension in 1975. Together, they released the Grammy-winning single, "You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)," in 1976, and hosted The Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. Show on CBS-TV in 1977. Davis later recorded a gospel album. He also founded the Soldiers For the Second Coming Music Ministry and co-authored, with McCoo, Up, Up and Away…How We Found Love, Faith and Lasting Marriage in the Entertainment World.

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