The 5th Dimension

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The 5th Dimension
5th Dimension 1969.jpg
The 5th Dimension pada tahun 1969.
Barisan belakang: Townson dan McLemore.
Barisan depan: LaRue, Davis, dan McCoo.
Latar belakang
Asal Los Angeles, California, Amerika Serikat
Genre R&B, pop, soul, sunshine pop
Tahun aktif 1966–sekarang
(sampai tahun 1975 di inkarnasi aslinya)
Label Soul City, Imperial, Bell Records, Arista, ABC Records, Motown
Mantan anggota Marilyn McCoo
Billy Davis, Jr.
Florence LaRue
Lamonte McLemore
Ron Townson
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The 5th Dimension adalah grup musik pop Amerika Serikat yang dibentuk di Los Angeles, California pada tahun 1966. Awalnya dikenal sebagai The Hi-Fi's,[1] grup musik ini berganti nama menjadi The 5th Dimension pada akhir tahun 1966 dan paling terkenal selama tahun 1960-an dan awal tahun 1970-an untuk mempopulerkan lagu "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", dan LP The Magic Garden.

Grup musik ini terdiri dari lima anggota asli: Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, dan Ron Townson. Tapi Ron Townson meninggal pada tanggal 2 Agustus 2001 karena gagal ginjal.

Anggota[sunting | sunting sumber]

McCoo dan Davis meninggalkan grup pada bulan November 1975. Sejak itu, anggota lain telah disertakan:

  • Eloise Laws (penggantian Marilyn) 1975,
  • Danny Beard (penggantian Billy) 1975–1978,
  • Marjorie Barnes (penggantian Marilyn) 1976–1977,
  • Terri Bryant (penggantian Marilyn) 1978–1979,
  • Mic Bell (penggantian Ron) 1978–1979,
  • Lou Courtney (penggantian Billy) 1978–1979,
  • Pat Bass (penggantian Marilyn) 1979,
  • Tanya Boyd (penggantian Marilyn) 1979,
  • Joyce Wright Pierce (penggantian Marilyn) 1979–1986 dan 1987,
  • Michael Procter (penggantian Billy) 1979–1988,
  • Ron Townson 1979-1997,
  • Estrelita (penggantian Marilyn) 1986,
  • Phyllis Battle (penggantian Marilyn) 1988–2001,
  • Eugene Barry-Hill (penggantian Billy) 1989–1992,
  • Greg Walker (penggantian Billy) 1993–2006,
  • Willie Williams (penggantian Ron) 1998–sekarang,
  • Van Jewell (penggantian Marilyn) 2002, 2005,
  • Julie Delgado (penggantian Marilyn) 2002–2005,
  • Jamila Ajibade (penggantian Marilyn) 2005–2006 dan 2007–2008
  • Leonard Tucker (penggantian Billy) 2006–sekarang,
  • Valerie Davis (penggantian Marilyn) 2006–2007,
  • Jennifer Leigh Warren (penggantian Marilyn) 2007,
  • Gwyn Foxx (penggantian Marilyn) Desember 2007,
  • Michael Mishaw (penggantian Lamonte) 2006–2008,
  • Patrice Morris (penggantian Marilyn) 2008–sekarang,
  • Floyd Smith (penggantian Lamonte) 2009–sekarang

Diskografi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Singel[sunting | sunting sumber]

Tahun Lagu A.S. AC A.S. R&B A.S. CAN UK[3] Sisi B Album
1966 "Go Where You Wanna Go" 16 - - 9 - "Too Poor to Die" Up, Up and Away
1967 "Another Day, Another Heartache" 45 - - - - "Rosecrans Blvd."
"Up, Up and Away" 7 9 - 18 - "Which Way to Nowhere"
"Paper Cup" 34 - - 17 - "Poor Side of Town" The Magic Garden
1968 "Carpet Man" 29 - - 3 - "The Magic Garden"
"Stoned Soul Picnic" 3 - 2 5 - "The Sailboat Song" Stoned Soul Picnic
"Sweet Blindness" 13 - 45 15 - "Bobbie's Blues (Who Do You Think Of?)"
"California Soul" 25 - 49 - - "It'll Never Be the Same Again"
1969 "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" 1 1 6 1 11 "Don'tcha Hear Me Callin' to Ya?" The Age of Aquarius
"Workin' On a Groovy Thing" 20 9 15 17 - "Broken Wing Bird"
"Wedding Bell Blues" 1 1 23 3 16 "Lovin' Stew"
"Blowing Away" 21 7 - 24 - "Skinny Man"
1970 "A Change Is Gonna Come/People Got to Be Free" 60 - - - - "The Declaration" Portrait
"The Declaration" 64 35 - - - B-side of above
"The Girls' Song" 43 6 - - - "It'll Never Be the Same Again" The Magic Garden
"Puppet Man" 24 31 - - - "A Love Like Ours" Portrait
"Save the Country" 27 10 - 24 - "Dimension 5"
"On the Beach (In the Summertime)" 54 12 - - - "This Is Your Life"
"One Less Bell to Answer" 2 1 4 3 - "Feelin' Alright?" Portrait
1971 "Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes" 19 6 - 28 - "The Singer" Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes
"Light Sings" 44 12 - - - "Viva! (Viva Tirado)"
"Never My Love" (live) 12 1 45 21 - "A Love Like Ours" Live!!
"Together Let's Find Love" (live) 37 8 22 - - "I Just Wanta Be Your Friend"
1972 "(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All" 8 2 28 5 - "The River Witch" Individually & Collectively
"If I Could Reach You" 10 1 - 13 - "Tomorrow Belongs to the Children"
1973 "Living Together, Growing Together" 32 5 - - - "What Do I Need to Be Me" Living Together, Growing Together
"Everything's Been Changed" 70 18 - - - "There Never Was a Day"
"Ashes to Ashes" 52 7 54 - - "The Singer"
"Flashback" 82 30 75 - - "Diggin' for a Livin'"
1975 "No Love In the Room" 105 11 - - - "I Don't Know How to Look for Love" Soul & Inspiration
1976 "Love Hangover" 80 - 39 - - "Will You Be There"

Album[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • Up, Up and Away (1967) - A.S. #8
  • The Magic Garden (1967) - A.S. #105
  • Stoned Soul Picnic (1968) - A.S. #21
  • The Age of Aquarius (1969) - A.S. #2
  • Portrait (1970) - A.S. #20
  • The 5th Dimension/Greatest Hits (1970) - A.S. #5
  • Love Garden (1970) [4]
  • The July 5th Album (1970) - A.S. #63
  • Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes (1971) - A.S. #17
  • Reflections (1971) - A.S. #112
  • The 5th Dimension/Live!! (1971) - A.S. #32
  • Individually & Collectively (1972) - A.S. #58
  • Greatest Hits On Earth (1972) - A.S. #14
  • Living Together, Growing Together (1973) - A.S. #108
  • Soul & Inspiration (1974) - A.S. #202
  • Earthbound (1975) - A.S. #136
  • Star Dancing (1978)
  • High On Sunshine (1978)
  • The Very Best Of 5th Dimension (1982)
  • In the House (1995)
  • The Very Best Of The 5th Dimension (1999)
  • Live! Plus Rare Studio Recordings (2001) - Judul asli adalah Home Cookin (1976)
  • Fantasy (2004) - Judul asli adalah The 5th Dimension Now (1984)

DVD[sunting | sunting sumber]

Referensi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ Roxon, Lillian (1972). Lillian Roxon's Rock Encyclopedia (ed. 2). New York: Grosset and Dunlop, Universal Library Edition. hlm. 181–182. ISBN 0-448-00255-8. 
  2. ^ "LaMonte McLemore". IMDb.com. Diakses 2012-11-10. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (ed. 19). London: Guinness World Records Limited. hlm. 199. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ 5th Dimension, The* - Love Garden (Vinyl, LP) di Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-10.
  5. ^ VIEW DVD Listing

Bibliografi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • The Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock & Soul (Revised edition) - Irwin Stambler ©1989 St. Martin's Press, New York
  • All Music Guide to Soul (article by Steve Huey) ©2003 Backbeat Books San Francisco

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