Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. announced that they would be getting married today (June 7th 1969).
The pair, who were signed to Soul City Records, were the driving force behind legendary group The Fifth Dimension.
Ironically, Marilyn McCoo sang a very popular song called “Mary Me Bill” which was a hit for The Fifth Dimension in 1969, the same year they married.
The pair remain married for over 40 years and released 10 albums together, as well as their memoirs, “Up Up and Away.”
“When we met there was no immediate physical attraction because we weren’t each other’s physical type,” McCoo recalled Jet in the August 1999 edition celebrating their 30th marriage together.
“As a matter of fact, when Billy came out, I was going out with someone else. So, Billy and I became friends. All five of us used to go to parties after the group formed. Billy and I spent a lot of time talking to each other. I found I really like him, really like to spirit, his heart. I thought he was a neat guy, but that was all.”