The Commodores are a highly acclaimed and veteran funk/soul band that became famous beginning in the mid 1970s. Best known for the smash romantic ballads, "Easy" (1977), "Three Times A Lady" (1978), and "Still" (1979), as well as the Grammy-winning "Nightshift" (1985) that pays tribute to Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson, their long string of hits on both the Pop/Rock and R&B charts also includes such funky dance hits as "Fancy Dancer" (1977), "Brick House" (1977), "Too Hot Ta Trot" (1977), and "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" (1981).
Formed in 1968 in Tuskegee, Alabama when most of the members were freshmen at Tuskegee University, the classic hitmaking lineup consisted of William King (trumpet, guitar, keyboards, vocals), Ronald LaPread (bass), Thomas McClary (lead guitar, vocals), Walter Orange (drums, vocals), Milan Williams (keyboards, rhythm guitar), and lead singer Lionel Richie, with a number of personnel changes over the years. In 1981, Richie launched a highly successful solo career and by 1982, had left the band. The Commodores have sold over 70 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame (1995) and Vocal Group Hall of Fame (2003).
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