Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. – Shine On Silver Moon (Columbia)

Initially a member of 5th Dimension (known as the Versatiles back in 1966), Billy Davis, Jr., later joined by Marilyn McCoo who would become his wife, left the band together in 1975 to perform as a duo.
Among their biggest classics, ‘I Hope We Get to Love in Time’, ‘Your Love’ and ‘You Don’t Have to Be A Star (To Be in My Show)’ which won a Grammy Award. They became the first African American married couple to host a network television program, ‘The Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. Show’, on CBS in Summer 1977. The pair signed with Columbia Records the following year and released their last studio album – ‘Marilyn & Billy’ – featuring the Disco hit ‘Shine On Silver Moon’…

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