Seven-time Grammy winners, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. released ‘Silly Love Songs’, first single from their new album, out in Spring, Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons, produced by Nic Mendoza, co-produced by Tim Sonnefeld. The single has rave reviews from Hollywood for McCoo & Davis, founders of The Original 5th Dimension, they have 14 gold & 3 platinum hits,” said Sam Haskell, lifelong friend & President of Magnolia Hill Productions at Warner Bros., who made television ratings history with the success of his Emmy-nominated films for NBC & additional Netflix programs, starring Dolly Parton. “I love Marilyn & Billy’s talent & their new music. Marilyn & Billy, are the First Couple of Pop & Soul. ‘Silly Love Songs’ for Valentine’s Day, is a welcome return to current music for these great artists,” continued Haskell.
McCoo & Davis made history as the first African-American couple to star in a network series for CBS. McCoo revolutionized television again, as a mature Black woman with a younger Caucasian man, Andy Gibb, with Solid Gold & Davis as a frequent guest. The couple tours the world in ‘Up, Up & Away! a musical fable’ based on their classic hits, including Grammy-winning ‘You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)’.
Icon Dolly Parton said, “Congratulations on this beautiful new recording of ‘Silly Love Songs’ by my friends, Marilyn & Billy, for all to enjoy!”
“‘Silly Love Songs‘ by Marilyn & Billy, is fun, bright, & danceable. This couple paved the way for so many artists, including me. They deserve continued success.” said Grammy, Emmy, Tony nominee & icon, Vanessa Williams.
Anita Pointer, founder of The Pointer Sisters said, “I love Billy & Marilyn, & their beautiful version of this song. Congratulations!”
CBS SWAT star Shemar Moore & former host of Soul Train said, “My mother introduced me to the music of Marilyn & Billy. This resonates with me, & keeps me very close to my Momma.”.
Al Jazeera host Richelle Carey said, “Marilyn & Billy’s elegance is simply timeless. I’m excited. Younger generations will experience their great music.”
McCoo & Davis are enjoying a Renaissance, appearing in Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’, which won the Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival.