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Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. Play Ridgefield Playhouse

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will play the Ridgefield Playhouse Saturday.
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will play the Ridgefield Playhouse Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Seven time Grammy Award-winning couple Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., original stars and lead singers of the group The 5th Dimension, will perform Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

The 5th Dimension is known for pop hits such as "Up, Up and Away," "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In," "Worst That Could Happen," "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Sweet Blindness," "Wedding Bell Blues" and "One Less Bell to Answer." After leaving The 5th Dimension, McCoo and Davis recorded "You Don't Have to be a Star (to Be in My Show)," a chart topping No. 1 record, which won them their seventh Grammy Award and a television series on CBS.

Additionally, Davis devoted his efforts to a successful gospel music career, and McCoo performed in television's "Solid Gold." The couple enjoyed success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors. Along with their multiple Grammys, they have earned 15 gold and three platinum records. Married for more than 44 years, the pair co-authored, "Up, Up and Way," chronicling their relationship and musical careers while sharing secrets and advice for staying happy and committed.

Named by Billboard as the "The First Couple of Pop and Soul," McCoo and Davis will perform a musical tribute to the hits throughout their careers at their show on Saturday.

Make it dinner and a show and visit Luna Rossa at 90 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, for dinner the night of the show for a special three-course pre-show menu when tickets are presented.

Tickets are $70 and can be purchased online here or by calling the box office at 203-438-5795.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street.

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