Continuing Their Message of Social Justice & Equality, the Video Honors Human Rights Icon Nelson Mandela

Music Icons, multiple Grammy Award-winners and multi-platinum selling artists Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. released the lyric video for their single, “The Fool on the Hill,” featuring award winning vocalist, Natalie Hanna Mendoza. The new release is the latest effort from the couple’s first album in three decades, blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons. The video will feature themes and images of social justice with a special tribute to icon, Nelson Mandela.

Since it became available for purchase, Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons has hit the top spot on both the iTunes R&B pre-order and Barnes & Noble all bestselling music charts. The album pays tribute to all “blackbirds” whether fighting gallantly now, as well as, people whose lives have ended tragically in violence, or quietly while passionately supporting, a moving message of humanity for all. The celebrated album can be streamed and purchased at

“This is one of our most beloved projects. We can’t think of anything more important to sing about or a more important time to sing. The division in our country and world is terrifying and it is our fervent wish that

“blackbird Lennon McCartney Icons” will allow people to hear this classic music in a completely new way. We all must think differently and feel differently with open hearts to every brother and sister.” Said Marilyn and Billy who have been married for over 50 years and performed together for over 60 years.

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. Photographed by Darren Stone Courtesy of Jon Carrasco

Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons continues to garner glowing reviews from media and music fans alike.

Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons marks the couple’s first album with Encore Endeavor 1 (EE1), a subsidiary of kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®), which has a multi-recording agreement with music giant BMG. This project also marks kiWW’s second collaboration with BMG, with the first one making music history after Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable skyrocketed to Billboard’s top spot on the album chart.

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Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons Track Listing

1.Got To Get You Into My Life (feat. Yancyy)

2.The Fool On The Hill (feat. Natalie Hanna Mendoza)



5.Ticket To Ride

6.The Long and Winding Road

7.Silly Love Songs


9.(Just Like) Starting Over (feat. James Gadson)

10.And I Love Her