St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The 5th Dimension
Erected 2010 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Grammy Award Winners, and the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
Location. 38° 39.313′ N, 90° 17.906′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6164 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cedric the Entertainer (a few steps from this marker); Donny Hathaway (a few steps from this marker); Whitey Herzog (a few steps from this marker); Curt Flood (a few steps from this marker); Max Starkloff (a few steps from this marker); Ntozake Shange (a few steps from this marker); Henry Hampton (a few steps from this marker); Elizabeth Keckley (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on March 18, 2010. A ceremony took place, as surviving members Billy Davis, Jr. and Lamonte McLemore (both grew up in St. Louis) were present. Jarrod Townson accepted on behalf of his grandfather Ron Townson, who passed away in 2001. Members Marilyn McCoo (married to Davis) and Florence LaRue were not able to attend.
Regarding The 5th Dimension. Several of the 5th Dimension's most popular songs, including "Stoned Soul Picnic" and "Wedding Bell Blues" (mentioned in the marker) were written and originally recorded by singer-songwriter Laura Nyro.
As of April 2020, the 5th Dimension is still a touring act, with Florence LaRue being the only original member active with the group. Billy Davis, Jr. and Marilyn McCoo would also hit #1 on Billboard in 1977 with "You Don't Have To Be a Star (To Be In My Show)", also earning a Grammy for that song.
Also see . . . Music video of the 5th Dimension's cover of Laura Nyro's "Wedding Bell Blues". (Submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Additional keywords. Laura Nyro
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Photos: 1. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.