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Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie performing at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California on July 6, 2006
Lionel Richie performing at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California on July 6, 2006
Background information
Birth name Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr.
Born June 20, 1949 (1949-06-20) (age 58)
Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Genre(s) R&B, soul, pop, quiet storm, soft rock, adult contemporary, country
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, actor
Instrument(s) Singing, piano/keyboards, saxophone
Years active 1968–present
Label(s) Island, Mercury, Motown
Associated acts Commodores, Nicole Richie
Website www.lionelrichie.com

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an Academy Award and Grammy award-winning American singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actor, who has sold more than 100 million records. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (640x1000, 210 KB)Dwight McCann,http://dwightmccann. ... Santa Ynez is a census-designated place located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tuskegee is a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 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Career

Early years

Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Richie grew up on the campus of Tuskegee Institute. His grandfather's house was across the street from the home of the president of the Institute. His family moved to Illinois where he graduated from Joliet Township High School, East Campus, in Joliet. A star tennis player in Joliet, he accepted a tennis scholarship back at Tuskegee Institute and later graduated with a major in economics. Tuskegee is a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Tuskegee University is a private university located in Tuskegee, Alabama and is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Joliet Central Campus, Jefferson St Exit Joliet Central High School is located at 201 E. Jefferson St, in Joliet, Illinois, USA. Built in 1901, the original building is noted for its marble floors and staircases and its castle-like limestone exterior architecture. ... Incorporated City in 1834. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ...


The Commodores

Main article: The Commodores

Back as a student in Tuskegee, he formed a succession of R&B groups in the mid-1960's. In 1968 he became the lead singer and saxophonist with the Commodores. They signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1968 for one record before moving on to Motown Records, being schooled as support act to the Jackson Five. The Commodores became established as a popular soul group. Their first several albums had a danceable, funky sound (with such tracks as "Machine Gun" and "Brick House"). Over time, Richie wrote and sang more romantic, easy-listening ballads such as "Easy", "Three Times a Lady" and "Still". The Commodores was a highly successful soul/funk band in the 1970s. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... The Commodores was a highly successful soul/funk band in the 1970s. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... The Commodores was a highly successful soul/funk band in the 1970s. ... Brick House is a Funk/Disco song recorded by The Commodores in 1977 and is one of their most popular songs. ... Easy is a 1977 hit single by The Commodores for the Motown label, from their fifth studio album, Commodores. ... Three Times A Lady is a 1978 hit single for soul band the Commodores, from their album Natural High. ... The term still is a contraction of the verb to distill. A still is an apparatus used to distill miscible or immiscible (eg. ...


By the late 1970s he had begun to accept songwriting commissions from other artists. He composed "Lady" for Kenny Rogers, which hit #1 in 1980, and he produced Rogers' Share Your Love album the following year. Also in 1981, Richie sang a duet with Diana Ross in the theme song for the film Endless Love. Issued as a single, the song topped the UK and U.S. pop music charts, and it became one of Motown's biggest hits. Its success encouraged Richie to branch out into a full-fledged solo career in 1982. His debut album, Lionel Richie, produced another chart-topping single, "Truly", which continued the style of his ballads with the Commodores. Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... Endless Love is a 1981 English language drama film and romance film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Lionel Richie is the debut solo album by R&B singer Lionel Richie. ...


Solo career

He released his self-titled debut in 1982. The album hit #3 on the music charts and sold over 4 million copies. His 1983 follow up album, Can't Slow Down, sold over twice as many copies and won the Grammy Award for the Album of the Year in 1984. His third album, Dancing on the Ceiling, which was released in 1986, spawned such hits as "Say You, Say Me", "Dancing on the Ceiling," and "Se La", but it also signified the end of his large commercial success. Lionel Richie is the debut solo album by R&B singer Lionel Richie. ... Cant Slow Down is Lionel Richies second album which was released on October 11, 1983. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dancing on the Ceiling is Lionel Richies third album, which was released on July 15, 1986. ... Say You, Say Me is a song recorded by Lionel Richie. ... Dancing on the Ceiling is Lionel Richies third album, which was released on July 15, 1986. ...


In 1983, he released Can't Slow Down, which shot him into the first rank of international superstars. The album also won two Grammy Awards including Album Of The Year. It spawned the #1 hit "All Night Long", a Caribbean-flavored dance number that was promoted by a dazzling music video produced by former Monkee, Michael Nesmith. Cant Slow Down is Lionel Richies second album which was released on October 11, 1983. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ... All Night Long (All Night) was a 1983 hit single for Lionel Richie. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... Robert Michael Nesmith (b. ...


Several more Top 10 hits followed, the most successful of which was the ballad "Hello" (1984), a sentimental love song that showed how far Richie had moved from his R&B roots. Now described by one critic as 'the black Barry Manilow', In 1985 Richie wrote and performed a suitably soothing theme song, "Say You, Say Me", for the film White Nights, winning an Oscar for his efforts. He also collaborated with Michael Jackson on the charity single "We Are the World" by USA for Africa. Hello is a song by Lionel Richie. ... Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1943) is an American singer and songwriter best known for such recordings as I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England and Copacabana. ... Say You, Say Me is a song recorded by Lionel Richie. ... White Nights is a 1985 movie starring Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that was featured in Captain EO. For the album with the same title, see We Are the World (album). ... USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single We Are the World in 1985. ...


In 1986, Richie released Dancing on the Ceiling, another widely popular album that produced a run of US and UK hits. The title selection, which revived the lively dance sound of "All Night Long(All Night)," was accompanied by another striking video, a feature that played an increasingly important role in Richie's solo career. [1] The critical consensus was that this album represented nothing more than a consolidation of his previous work, though Richie's collaboration with the country group Alabama on "Deep River Woman" did break new ground. By 1987, Richie was exhausted from his work schedule and after a controversial year laid low taking care for his father in Alabama. His father, Lionel Sr., died in 1990. He made his return to recording and performing following the release of his first greatest-hits collection, Back to Front, in 1992. Dancing on the Ceiling is Lionel Richies third album, which was released on July 15, 1986. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Back to Front is Lionel Richies fourth album, which was released on May 5, 1992. ...


Since then, his ever-more relaxed schedule has kept his recording and live work to a minimum. He broke the silence in 1996 with Louder Than Words, on which he resisted any change of style or the musical fashion-hopping of the past decade. Instead, he stayed with his chosen path of well-crafted soul music, which in the intervening years has become known as Contemporary R&B. Louder Than Words is an independent film production company set up after the release of the controversal film Loose Change. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ...


His albums in the 1990s such as Louder Than Words and Time all failed to achieve the previous decade's commercial success. Some of his recent work such as the album Renaissance has returned to his older style, achieving success in Europe, but only modest notice in the United States. Since 2004, he has produced a total of six Top 40 singles in the UK. Louder Than Words is an independent film production company set up after the release of the controversal film Loose Change. ... Time is Lionel Richies fifth studio album, which was released on June 23, 1998. ... Renaissance is Lionel Richies sixth studio album, which was released on October 16, 2000. ...


Long-lasting popularity and later career

In 2002, Richie's song "Running with the Night" was featured on the Rockstar North video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City though the song was removed from later versions of the game. In 2004, he appeared on Canadian Idol as his songs were featured during a Canadian Idol week. Rockstar North Limited (formerly DMA Design Limited) is a Scottish developer of computer and video games founded by David Jones in Dundee and presently located in Leith Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ...


In November 2005, Lionel Richie performed with Kenny Rogers on a CMT Crossroads special. The show gave an informative insight into their friendship both in and out of the music world. Richie was also the headliner at a 2000 Fourth of July tribute concert with Fantasia Barrino at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Richie released his eighth studio album entitled " Coming Home" on September 12, 2006. The first single of the album was "I Call It Love" and was premiered in July 2006, becoming his biggest hit in the U.S. in ten years. The album was an incredible success for Richie in the United States, peaking at #6. His adopted daughter Nicole Richie stars in the music video for this track. Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... CMT Crossroads CMT Crossroads is a television show broadcast on Country Music Television and MHD that pairs country music artists with musicians from other music genres. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is a multiple Grammy Award-nominated R&B/soul singer and award-winning Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ... The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, was established in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. ... Coming Home is the title of Lionel Richies 8th album. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... I Call It Love is the lead single released by American singer Lionel Richie from his studio album Coming Home (2006). ... Nicole Camille Richie, known professionally as Nicole Richie (born September 21, 1981) is an American celebutante, actress, author, and an aspiring singer. ...


On December 9, 2006, Richie hosted and performed live on the British television show An Audience with Lionel Richie. is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Audience with. ...


On February 11, 2007, Richie performed his 80s hit song "Hello" on the televised Grammy Awards show. is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The 49th Annual Grammy Awards is a ceremony honoring the best in music for the 2006 recording year (October 1, 2005 - September 30, 2006) in the United States. ...


On November 25, 2007, he made a surprise appearance on the Australian Idol grand finale performing "All Night Long (All Night)" at the Sydney Opera House. Richie donated to Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign. Australian Idol is a Logie Award-winning Australian singing competition, which began its first season on July 27, 2003. ... All Night Long (All Night) was a 1983 hit single for Lionel Richie. ... The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... “Barack” redirects here. ...


On May 2, 2008, Richie Bennet was the 21st recipient of the George and Ira Gershwin Lifetime Achievement Award at UCLA's annual Spring Sing. is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Gershwin redirects here. ... Ira Gershwin (6 December 1896 – 17 August 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. ... An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... UCLA Spring Sing is an annual music competition held during spring quarter at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. ...


Popularity in the Arab World

In recent years, Richie has become a phenomenon in various Arab states,[2][3] and has performed in Morocco, Dubai, Qatar and even Libya[4]. Arab States redirects here. ... Location of Dubai in the UAE Coordinates: , Country Emirate Dubai Incorporated (town) June 9, 1833 Incorporated (emirate) December 2, 1971 Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833) Seat Dubai Subdivisions Towns and villages Jebel Ali Hatta Al Hunaiwah Al Aweer Al Hajarain Al Lusayli Al Marqab Al Shindagha Al Faq...


As ABC News reports: ABC News logo ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ...

Grown Iraqi men get misty-eyed by the mere mention of his name. "I love Lionel Richie," they say. Iraqis who do not understand a word of English can sing an entire Lionel Richie song.[4] The Republic of Iraq is a Middle Eastern country in southwestern Asia encompassing the ancient region of Mesopotamia at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. ...

According to Richie, he was told that U.S. soldiers were playing "All Night Long" the night that Baghdad fell.[4] Said Richie, "I'm huge, huge in the Arab world. The answer as to why is, I don't have the slightest idea."[4]


Dallas Austin character witness

In July, 2006, songwriter and producer Dallas Austin was arrested and held in a United Arab Emirates prison on drug charges. The UAE consulate in Washington D.C. placed a call to Lionel Richie for a character reference.[5] Dallas Austin (born December 29, 1970 in Columbus, Georgia) is a Grammy-winning American songwriter, record producer, guitarist, and keyboardist. ... The term narcotic, derived from the Greek word for stupor, originally referred to a variety of substances that induced sleep (such state is narcosis). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


Richie recounts:

It was, 'Tell me what kind of guy is Dallas Austin.' I said, 'Listen, this is a great guy. He's done a great job for the community. A gangster, a hoodlum, a thug, he's not.'[5] For other uses, see Community (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Gangster (disambiguation). ... Look up thug in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Austin was subsequently granted a pardon.[5] For the Breton religious festivals, see Pardon (ceremony). ...


Family

Marriage with Brenda Harvey

Richie married college sweetheart Brenda Harvey on Oct. 18 1975. During their marriage, Lionel began a relationship with Diane Alexander in 1986. In 1988, while separated, Brenda allegedly discovered Lionel and Alexander together in a Beverly Hills apartment. A confrontation ensued, and Brenda was then arrested for spousal abuse, trespassing and vandalism. Lionel and Brenda divorced in August 9, 1993; they had been married 17 years.[6] Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Nicole Richie

Main article: Nicole Richie

In 1983, Lionel and wife Brenda informally adopted the 2-year-old daughter of people associated with Lionel's band. They raised Nicole Richie as their daughter and adopted her legally when she was nine years old. On 2005 Nicole Richie said to Ryan Seacrest who told CNN that Nicole Richie's dad was not a member of Lionel Richie's band, but she didn't identify nor said her dad's name. Nicole Camille Richie, known professionally as Nicole Richie (born September 21, 1981) is an American celebutante, actress, author, and an aspiring singer. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Nicole Camille Richie, known professionally as Nicole Richie (born September 21, 1981) is an American celebutante, actress, author, and an aspiring singer. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nicole Camille Richie, known professionally as Nicole Richie (born September 21, 1981) is an American celebutante, actress, author, and an aspiring singer. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


Married Diane Alexander

Lionel married Alexander in December 21, 1995.[7]. They have a son, named Myles Brockman (born May 27, 1994) [8], and a daughter, named Sofia (born 26 August 1998). Lionel and Alexander divorced in January 2004. is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Grandchildren

Lionel became a grandfather on January 11, 2008 when his daughter Nicole Richie gave birth to a 6 lb. 7 oz. baby girl named Harlow Winter Kate Madden. The father is Joel Madden, lead singer of the band Good Charlotte. is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Nicole Camille Richie, known professionally as Nicole Richie (born September 21, 1981) is an American celebutante, actress, author, and an aspiring singer. ... Joel Reuben Madden (born March 11, 1979) in Waldorf, Maryland is most notably the lead vocalist for the band Good Charlotte. ... This article is about the band. ...


Discography

For a further discography of Lionel Richie, please go to Lionel Richie discography This is the discography for Lionel Richie. ...


Studio albums

Lionel Richie is the debut solo album by R&B singer Lionel Richie. ... Cant Slow Down is Lionel Richies second album which was released on October 11, 1983. ... Dancing on the Ceiling is Lionel Richies third album, which was released on July 15, 1986. ... Back to Front is Lionel Richies fourth album, which was released on May 5, 1992. ... Louder Than Words is an independent film production company set up after the release of the controversal film Loose Change. ... Time is Lionel Richies fifth studio album, which was released on June 23, 1998. ... Renaissance is Lionel Richies sixth studio album, which was released on October 16, 2000. ... Encore is Lionel Richies first live album, which was released on November 26, 2002. ... This article is about Neil Diamonds Just for you album. ... Coming Home is the title of Lionel Richies 8th album. ...

U.S. #1 Singles

Endless Love is a song originally recorded as a duet between soul singer Diana Ross and pop singer Lionel Richie, who wrote the song. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... Lionel Richie is the debut solo album by R&B singer Lionel Richie. ... All Night Long (All Night) was a 1983 hit single for Lionel Richie. ... Hello is a song by Lionel Richie. ... Say You, Say Me is a song recorded by Lionel Richie. ...

Filmography

Scott Joplin Scott Joplin (born between June 1867 and January 1868,[1] died April 1, 1917) was an American musician and composer of ragtime music. ... Thank God Its Friday is a 1978 film directed by Robert Klane. ... The Preachers Wife is a 1996 film directed by Penny Marshall and produced by Debra Martin Chase. ... Look up Pariah in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... He Loves to Fly and He Dohs is the season premiere of The Simpsons’ nineteenth season and first aired on September 23, 2007. ...

Breast cancer activist

Richie helped to raise over $3.1 million for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. He was the featured performer at the Foundation's Soirée Bouquet, the annual spring gala.


Richie told the crowd that his grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 80s, but survived until she was 104 years old. He stated that she was his enduring symbol of hope and his reason for becoming a breast cancer activist.[9] Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ...


References

  1. ^ Stanley Donen directed the video for Dancing On The Ceiling, which drew inspiration from the film Royal Wedding, a film he had directed and which had starred Fred Astaire. Royal Wedding was released in 1951.
  2. ^ Lionel Richie: The Key to Peace in the Middle East.
  3. ^ |url = http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/richie%20beloved%20in%20iraq_02_06_2006
  4. ^ a b c d John Berman. "Baghdad's Lionel Richie Obsession". 
  5. ^ a b c Gil Kaufman (July 10, 2006). Dallas Austin Sprung From Dubai Jail With Help From Songwriting Senator, Lionel Richie.
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005360/bio IMDB, retrieved 2007-07-26
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005360/bio IMDB, retrieved 2007-07-26
  8. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005360/bio IMDB, retrieved 2007-07-26
  9. ^ [1]

Stanley Donen (born April 13, 1924) is an American film director and choreographer hailed by David Quinlan as the King of the Hollywood musicals. His most famous work is Singin in the Rain, which he co-directed with Gene Kelly. ... Royal Wedding (MGM) is a 1951 Hollywood musical comedy film set in London in 1947 at the time of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, and stars Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill and Keenan Wynn, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... Royal Wedding (MGM) is a 1951 Hollywood musical comedy film set in London in 1947 at the time of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, and stars Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill and Keenan Wynn, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay...

External links

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  • Listen to Lionel Richie talk to David Jensen on UK radio station, Capital Gold (October 2006)
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Lionel Richie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1520 words)
Richie left the Commodores in 1981 for a solo career, becoming one of the most successful artists of the Eighties with five number 1 hits and thirteen consecutive Top 10 hits in the U.S. He released his self-titled debut in 1982.
Richie is a honorary member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans.
Richie is referenced in the comic strip Bloom County.
Lionel Richie (709 words)
One of the most stubborn barnacles to have attached itself to the hull of the big, dumb 80s pop music ocean liner, Lionel Richie spent the early part of his life on the campus of Alabama's Tuskegee Institute, where his grandfather had established the family a generation earlier.
The son of a school principal and an Army systems analyst, Richie's initial career plan was to become an Episcopal priest; when the time came for him to attend the Institute himself, however, this plan was altered in favor of a major in Economics and a minor in Accounting.
By the arrival of the 1980s, Richie had expanded his activities beyond the confines of the Commodores, writing and producing the sappy (and enormously successful) ballad Lady for pop-turned-country-turned-pop crooner Kenny Rogers.
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