Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr came to the publics attention as the primary vocalists within the hugely successful vocal group the 5th Dimension. Between 1966 and 1974 the groups singles released on Soul City and Bell Records became era defining pop, soul and easy listening classics Up, Up And Away, Stone Soul Picnic, Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In and One Less Bell To Answer made particular impact with record buyers the world over. Marilyn and Billy had married in 1969 and eventually left the group in 1975 to launch themselves and struck gold immediately with their first recordings as a duo. Produced by Don Davis (Johnnie Taylor, The Dramatics), the charming million-selling single You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) went to number one on Billboard's R&B and pop charts in 1976. The single also hit #7 in the UK and became a bigger hit internationally than any of their previous hits with the 5th Dimension, the song continues to be an Adult Contemporary radio favourite the world over to this day.