EVENT: NY Friars Club Salutes Soul Singers Marilyn McCoo And Billy Davis Jr.Published by Justin D Joseph on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 7:19 am.
(New York, NY) Veteran soul singers Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. were saluted by the New York Friars Club during a private sit down at the club’s Manhattan headquarters.
Both former members of the popular 60s and 70s R&B/soul group The 5th Dimension, have been married since 1969. This event was hosted by Tony Orlando, and attended by Las Vegas headliner, Clint Holmes, and acclaimed actor and dancer, Maurice Hines.
McCoo and Davis were previously honored awarded the club’s First Annual Gold Medallion Award for Exceptional Contributions within the music industry.
The Friars Club is a is a private club founded in 1904 and famous for its celebrity roasts. The club’s membership is composed mostly of comedians and other celebrities, and has roasted and saluted the likes of Redd Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Pryor, and Don King.