"The Fifth Dimension" is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes R&B, Soul, and Jazz.
The Fifth Dimension were best-known during the late 1960s and 1970s for popularizing hits
The five singing members were Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson. Ron Townson died of a diabetes related illness in 2001.
They have recorded for several different labels over their long career. For example, their work has appeared on the Soul City label. This label was started by Imperial Records/United Artists Records recording artist Johnny Rivers, strictly for their records, even though he would later re-start the label for his own use when he later recorded for Epic Records and Atlantic Records, plus Bell Records ABC Records and Motown Records.
Some of the songwriters popularised by The Fifth Dimension later went on to careers of their own, especially Ashford & Simpson. The group is also notable for having more success with the songs of Laura Nyro than Nyro did herself, particularly in the cases of "Wedding Bell Blues," "Stoned Soul Picnic," and "Save The Country."