Famed duo opens SuperPops season

     (NWPR) – The Grammy-award winning couple of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. opens the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2010-2011 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series on Friday, October 8 and Saturday 9, both nights at 8:00 pm in the Schuster Center.  They will join with the DPO to perform all their chart-topping songs.

     To open the program, Music Director Neal Gittleman and the DPO will join with three vocalists from the USAF Band of Flight: MSgt Shawn Stanley, TSgt Felita Rowe and SSgt Terra Mason, performing a variety of music inspired by flight, including “Up, Up & Away.” 

     As lead vocalists of the smash 60s group The 5th Dimension, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. not only recorded “Up, Up & Away” but also “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “One Less Bell to Answer”, and “Stoned Soul Picnic.” After a decade with The 5th Dimension, they established themselves as a duo and had an immediate success with the single, “You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show).”  The song was a no.1 hit and earned them a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group.  They went on to further success in recording and on television, including Marilyn’s five years as host of the popular 1980s music program, “Solid Gold.”

     For tickets, call 888.228.3­630 or at: www.daytonphilharmonic.com .

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