#musicforpeace – Sunday at noon we start our three hour special dedicated to the concept of Music for peace. Living in the past as I do, I’m linking this to concept of Peace through Understanding – the theme for the 1964-65 world’s fair. With a special thanks to Marci Geller for coming up with the concept – because we need it now more than ever… Here are some of the artists featured today. Jeff Buckley, Tom Clay, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Glory Rhodes, 5th Dimension, Four Tops, Olivia Newton John, Jimmy Cliff, John Lennon, Beatles, Chambers Brothers, Isla Grant, Cat Stevens, The New Seekers, Big Sean, Perry Como, Drifters, Temptations, Louis Armstrong, Rodger Whitaker – New World In The Morning — with Marci Geller.
Welcome to another Tuesday and this evening it’s “May Hits of the 70s” on Sounds of the 70s. We’ll have music from Foreigner, Allan Clarke, Roger Voudouris, Bob Seger, Elton John, Jimmy Buffet, Bread, Ray Parker Junior & Raydio, Leif Garrett, Electric Light Orchestra, Warren Zevon, Syl Johnson, Little River Band, Gallery, Jefferson Starship, Chicago, Nicollete Larson, 5th Dimension, Paul Simon, Grass Roots, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, and so much more. Dan Varroney get’s things going at 7:00 pm ET!
The 5th Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes pop, R&B, soul, and jazz. Originally known as The Hi-Fi’s, the group changed its name to The 5th Dimension in late 1966 and was best-known during the late 1960s and early 1970s for popularizing the hits “Up, Up and Away”, “Stoned Soul Picnic“, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”, “Wedding Bell Blues“, “One Less Bell to Answer“, “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”, and The Magic Garden LP.
The five original members were Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson. They have recorded for several different labels over their long careers. Their first work appeared on the Soul City label, which was started by Imperial Records/United Artists Records recording artist Johnny Rivers. The group would later record for Bell/Arista Records, ABC Records, and Motown Records. Some of the songwriters popularized by The 5th Dimension went on to careers of their own, especially Ashford & Simpson, who wrote “California Soul”. The group is also notable for having more success with the songs of Laura Nyro than Nyro did herself, particularly with “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “Sweet Blindness”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “Blowin’ Away”, and “Save the Country”. The group also covered music by well known songwriters such as the song “One Less Bell to Answer”, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and the songs and music of Jimmy Webb, who penned their hit “Up, Up and Away”, including an entire recording of Webb songs called The Magic Garden. (Source: Wikipedia)