Lionel Richie: Hello (Popular Music History)

Lionel Richie: Hello (Popular Music History)

By: Sharon Davis (author)Hardback

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For nearly thirty years Lionel Richie has never looked back as a performer. From fronting his group the Commodores - the premier R&B pop unit of the seventies - he became the most popular singer/songwriter in the world by the eighties. A decade later he was the ultimate star entertainer with a 'nice guy' image. The "Lionel Richie" story is about a five-time Grammy winner who has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. For nine consecutive years he had no 1 singles in America, a feat matched only by Irving Berlin. It is also the story of two broken marriages, personal insecurities, near-death experiences and an insight into the man behind a success story that broke the rules. "Lionel Richie" is the first book written about Lionel Richie and the Commodores and draws on Sharon Davis' unique access to the Motown archive, her numerous in depth interviews with Richie as well as her time as the Comodores' publicist.

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Sharon Davis is one of Britain's leading black music writers and an authority on Motown. She is the author of nine books including, most recently, Diana Ross: A Legend in Focus (Mainstream Publishing), Stevie Wonder: Rhythms of Wonder (Robson Books) and Chinwaggin' (Bank House Books). Before becoming a writer she worked in the music business, first for EMI Records and Motown Records, and then founding her own press and promotion company for top selling disco artists.


Introduction Hello 1. Keep on Dancing 2. Machine Gun 3. Three Times a Lady 4. Endless Love 5. Truly 6. Hello 7. We are the World 8. Dancing on the Ceiling 9. Don't Wanna Lose You 10. Angel 11. Just for You Discography

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781845531850
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781845531850
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 184553185X

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