Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - The 5th Dimension

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

 

What ever happened to the Age of Aquarius? If you ask the astrological experts, they will tell you it is still forthcoming. But in 1967 a Broadway musical named Hair, declared we were at the dawn of the Age of Aquarius.

The song was the opening song for the play and later recorded and released as a single by singing group The 5th Dimension. The 5th Dimensions version topped the charts for six weeks in 1969 and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It is listed as number 66 on Billboards Greatest Songs of All Time.

The expression Age of Aquarius in popular culture became known as a time of hippies and New Age thinking and humanitarianism.

The 5th Dimension was a vocal group, so they needed session musicians to provide the music. Well in 1969 if you wanted a band to record your songs with, you turned to those famous session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew.

This recording is a medley of two songs Aquarius and Let the Sunshine In and of course the 5th Dimension is decked out in those wonderful psychedelic style costumes.

While The Age of Aquarius may soon be upon us, we are still waiting for the days when “peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars".

 

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Joseph Domino

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Comments (9)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joseph... another blast from the past... and thanks for this walk down musical memory lane... The Fifth Dimension were quite the sound in their day.

Jun 18, 2021 06:06 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

It was a time of really great music!

Jun 18, 2021 06:08 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - although my knowledge of music is minimal, I am enjoying this trip down Memory Lane with some memorable tunes.  

Jun 18, 2021 06:18 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Joseph,

We were invited to their performance in Los Angeles, and afterwards backstage to meet them.  Each member was a delightful person to have met!  A

Jun 18, 2021 06:44 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joseph, I just played them one day last week.  Lucky to see them in concert in 68 or 69

 

Jun 18, 2021 08:18 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The 5th Dimension.  Lordy.  I remember getting a free record that must of been one of their least popular at some birthday party forever ago.  It was years later, as an adult, I learned of their hits when working in a record store.

Jun 18, 2021 06:05 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Ah yes, "The Age of Aquarius."  That tune sounds as great today as the day it was first released!

Jun 18, 2021 06:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I remember listening to Up Up and Away when we were on our senior trip when I graduated from high school. 

Jun 18, 2021 06:55 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I loved the 5th Dimension!  I saw them in Charleston SC when I was in college - have a great day

Jun 20, 2021 06:14 AM