You can thank Tasha Simone of Hot 107.7 for today’s flashback; her tweet yesterday inspired SCDD’s stroll down memory lane! When we think of Marilyn McCoo, we instantly recall the over-the-top pop sensation that was Solid Gold in the 1980s. Ms. McCoo was the show’s glamorously coiffed and couture-wearing host, who performed a contemporary hit each episode set to some awesome choreography from the Solid Gold Dancers. The show also featured a top ten countdown and sassy commentary from Madame. But did you know the multi-Grammy award winner and former Jet Beauty of the Week was also an original member of the The 5th Dimension, a music group known for hits such as One Less Bell to Answer and Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (of Hair fame)? Ms. McCoo, who went on to record as a successful duo with her husband (Billy Davis, a founder of The 5th Dimension), is a celebrated stage, film and television actress, entertainer, author and hostess.
There were entirely too many clips to enjoy from Solid Gold, but check out this one featuring Jermaine Jackson.
Images courtesy of Lucy Who, Vintage Black Glamour, mccoodavis.com and Wikipedia