The 5th Dimension
In 1967, a little known vocal group called The 5th Dimension recorded a song called “Up, Up and Away” which turned out to be one of the biggest smash hits in musical history. The single won several Grammy Awards, the group capitulated to stardom, and their story has been one of success ever since. The 5th Dimension has released over a dozen hit albums and received 14 gold records, 6 platinum records and 7 Grammy Awards. The 5th Dimensions classics include such hits as: “One Less Bell To Answer,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Last Night I Didn’t Get To Sleep,” and “Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In.” The 5th Dimension has headlined in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City regularly and continues to tour extensively throughout the rest of the United States, Europe and the Orient. Their personal appearance itinerary has placed them on the world’s most glamorous stages for over 40 years, including a tour of England and a performance at Radio City Music Hall with the late Frank Sinatra. While remaining true to their roots of intricate harmonies, The 5th Dimension continues to grow with the times to appeal to audiences of all ages and nationalities. A portion of The 5th Dimension’s performing itinerary includes concerts with prestigious symphony orchestras. Their family oriented show has also allowed them to be a favorite at both Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida. Preferring for The 5th Dimension to be innovators rather than imitators, original member Florence LaRue, along with Willie Williams, Leonard Tucker, Michael Mishaw and Valerie Davis has put together a show and sound that is truly their own, with more vocal range than ever and material that is fresh and varied. She also works hard to remain true to the sound of The 5th Dimension’s original recordings. Performances on national television shows, including The Ed Sullivan Show in the past, and more recently, PBS specials have provided a widening visibility for The 5th Dimension. Everywhere they perform, The 5th Dimension receives rave reviews: (June 2006) FACE Foundation of the Arts, “We sold out our hall and had patrons commenting that it was the best show they had seen in years;” Ruth Eckherd Hall, “~~~ the expertise and quality of their performing abilities continues to be outstanding.” Perhaps reviewer David Spats of the Atlantic City Press said it best when his critique of The 5th Dimension stated: “Personal changes have done little to affect the overall quality of The 5th Dimension’s sound. The blend of voices is giving The 5th Dimension a well-deserved reputation for producing some of the cleanest sounding music of this era. The 5th Dimension is comprised of five very different personalities and contrasting voices that have set a standard for musical quality few groups could ever hope to match.” The 5th Dimension looks forward to taking time out from their busy touring schedule to record a new album to satisfy the many requests from loyal fans and to introduce their music to the new generation.