Grammy Award-winning entertainment duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., with more than four decades in show business, will perform the hits that defined their careers at the Suncoast Showroom, July 3-5.
The wife-and-husband recording artists have earned seven Grammy Awards over their storied careers, as well as 15 gold and three platinum records. As lead vocalists of The 5th Dimension, a chart-topping group popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s, McCoo and Davis Jr. recorded such classics as “Up, Up & Away,” “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” “Wedding Bell Blues” and “Stoned Soul Picnic.” Following their decade-long run with The 5th Dimension, McCoo and Davis Jr. established themselves as a duo act and had immediate success with “You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show),” a No. 1 hit single that earned a Grammy.
The couple’s singing success led to television fame, and in 1977, The Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. Show premiered as a prime-time series on CBS. In the 1980s they played at sold-out concerts around the country, were sought-after guests for major television shows, and won the prestigious grand prize at the international Tokyo Music Festival. Later, McCoo and Davis Jr. had recurring roles on The Jamie Foxx Show, a television series on the WB network.
Defined not just by their shared career, McCoo and Davis Jr. have also each achieved solo fame. McCoo hosted the popular television music series Solid Gold in the 1980s and later starred on Broadway in the revival of Show Boat. Davis Jr. recorded a religious album with gospel great Rev. James Cleveland and starred in the musical Blues In The Night at the prestigious Old Globe Theatre.
Celebrating 40 years of marriage this year, McCoo and Davis Jr. revealed the secrets of staying happy and committed in their 2004 book Up, Up and Away…How We Found Love, Faith and Lasting Marriage in the Entertainment World. Having achieved fame as recording artists, performers and authors, this celebrity couple’s star power continues to be irresistible.
Tickets are now available starting from $29.95, plus tax. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.636.7075 or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.