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Lamonte McLemore
American singer

Lamonte McLemore

Lamonte McLemore
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American singer
Is Singer
From United States of America
Field Music
Gender male
Birth 17 September 1939, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Age 82 years
Star sign Virgo
Genre:
Pop music
Instruments:
Voice
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Lamonte McLemore (September 17, 1939) is an American vocalist. He was a founding member of The 5th Dimension, a popular vocal group of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

McLemore married Lisa Harvey and had a daughter named Ciara. In 2014, he wrote and published his autobiography with Robert-Allan Arno, From the Hobo Flats to The 5th Dimension - A Life Fulfilled in Baseball, Photography, and Music.

Biography

McLemore was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a professional photographer for Playboy, Ebony, Jet, People, and Harper's Bazaar magazines.

Baseball

McLemore was the first African American athlete to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals. After he moved to Los Angeles, he was a minor league strong-arm pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a short time.

Photography

After he graduated high school in 1952, McLemore enlisted in the United States Navy, and worked as an aerial photographer. He was a co-founder of Helmut Graphics, and worked there as a photographer beginning in 1958. McLemore was the first African American photographer hired by Harper’s Bazaar magazine and was the photographer for Stevie Wonder’s first album cover. McLemore has been a photographer for Jet and Ebony magazines for over forty years. It was because of his photo shoot at the Miss Black Beauty Pageant in the mid-1960s that he met Marilyn McCoo and Florence LaRue which ultimately led to The 5th Dimension was created.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 19 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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