He is mostly remembered by the iconic The 5th Dimension 1969 song “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In”
The 5th Dimension singer Lamonte McLemore turns 80
Lamonte McLemore was born on September 17th, 1939 in St.Louis, Missouri. He came to prominence in the 1960’s as the founding member of the vocal group The 5th Dimension who scored a No.1 hit with iconic 1969 song “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In”, originally written for the musical “Hair”. The lyrics of this song were based on the astrological belief that the world would soon be entering the “Age of Aquarius”, an age of love, light, and humanity, unlike the current “Age of Pisces”. The exact circumstances for the change are “When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars.” This change was presumed to occur at the end of the 20th century; however, astrologers differ extremely widely as to when. Their proposed dates range from 2062 to 2680, The 5th Dimension version is by far more popular than the original “Hair” version and earned them a big popularity status during the late 60’s and 70’s.
Watch The 5th Dimension performing in 1969 “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In”
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