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Treasure Island to honor R&B legends McCoo, Davis

TREASURE ISLAND — Mayor Bob Minning will host a special proclamation ceremony for R&B legends Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Treasure Island Sunset Beach Pavilion.

Minning will declare Jan. 14 as "Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. Day" and present the couple with the official key to the city.

On Friday, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will debut their 45th anniversary concert at 9 p.m. at The Club at Treasure Island.

A limited number of tickets for non-members will be available for $65, with a portion of proceeds benefiting All Children's Hospital. For tickets, call 888.695-0888.

Back in 1966, aspiring singers Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. formed the now-legendary group The 5th Dimension. The two superstars have been married more than 40 years, and were one of the first African American couples to star on network television when they headlined CBS' 1977 primetime program, The Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Show.

McCoo and Davis' hit Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In was showcased in the musical Hair and became the unofficial anthem of the 1960's.

The Treasure Island Sunset Beach Pavilion is at 8000 West Gulf Blvd. The Club at Treasure Island is at 400 Treasure Island Causeway. For more information, visit online at

Treasure Island to honor R&B legends McCoo, Davis 01/12/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:05pm]
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