1969 SONG OF THE DAY– AQUARIUS/ LET THE SUNSHINE IN- THE 5TH DIMENSION

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1969 Song of the Day- Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In- by The 5th Dimension. The song from the 1967 musical Hair. It was written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot.  As a single released in March 1969 by The 5th Dimension it became one of the biggest hits of 1969 spending 6 weeks at #1. The song was actually recorded in two cities- in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and later mixed together. The musicians who played on this album- were the famous Wrecking Crew.  Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In- would win The 5th Dimension- Grammy’s for Record Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Group. The 5th Dimension had 20 Top 40 hits from the mid 60’s to early 70’s. They had one other #1 -Wedding Bell Blues. Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In was heavily played in the 70’s- I haven’t heard it or any songs by The 5th Dimension in years- it always seemed like a period piece to me- taking you back to the 60’s and hippies. Billboard magazine ranked it #66 on their Greatest Songs Of All-Time list.

 

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