Fifth DimensionThe Fifth Dimension
is an Americann popular music
group, best-known during the late 1960s
for popularizing hits of songwriters like Jimmy Webb
, Laura Nyro
, Ashford & Simpson, and others, and helping to popularize "flower power" music with both white and black middle-class
Americans. Some of their most famous hits include:
- "Up, Up, and Away"
- "One Less Bell to Answer"
- "Wedding Bell Blues"
- "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In"
- "California Soul"
- "Stone Soul Picnic"
- "Workin' on a Groovy Thing"
Some of the songwriters popularised by The Fifth Dimension later went on to careers
of their own, especially Ashford & Simpson, and two members of the group gained later fame under the own names as Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.
Country-rock band The Byrds also released a best-selling album called Fifth Dimension.