‘You Don’t Have to Be a Star’ by Marilynn and Billy – Classic Hit or Miss
“You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)” is a song by the husband/wife duo of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., former members of the vocal group The 5th Dimension. Released from their album, I Hope We Get to Love in Time.
It became a crossover success soaring to number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts during late 1976 and early 1977. The song also reached #6 on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart and #7 on the UK Singles Chart. It would eventually be certified Gold, selling over one million singles, and win them a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The song features the final studio performance of bassist James Jamerson on a Billboard number one song. [SOURCE]
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