Lionel Richie

Born 20 June 1949.
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Lionel Richie - Interview with Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker talks to Lionel Richie at the BBC Maida Vale studios in London.

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Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie and number-one hit "Truly". He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

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  1. Review of Tuskegee

    Tuskegee 2012

    Reviewed by Lloyd Bradley
    The tempos, sentiments and story-telling centres of these songs are perfectly country.
  2. Review of Just For You

    Just For You 2004

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    The emotion is still there, it's just held on a tighter leash.
  3. Review of Can’t Slow Down

    Can’t Slow Down 1983

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    A masterclass in polished soul balladry.
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