Lionel Richie Tickets - An R_b Legend Returns

					Lionel Richie tickets have been in demand for more than 30 years, and this legend of
R&B is returning to the stage for another tour. Richie has lived an interesting life, but
whats perhaps most interesting is his ability to avoid the controversy that often
victimizes other musical stars. A look at this life will help to explain how he has
become such an icon in the music world.

Early Life

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. was born on June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama. It was
here, on the campus of the Tuskegee Institute, where Richie learned the values of hard
work and diligence. He was always interested in singing, and almost none of his
friends or relatives thought his aspirations were sound.

Richie moved to Joliet, Illinois as a child with his family, and he stayed in the
Midwest until he graduated from high school in 1967. He was a star athlete in Joliet,
and accepted a tennis scholarship to Tuskegee. Lionel was thrilled to return to his
roots for college.

It was at Tuskegee where Lionel really began to explore his interests in music, and
after being part of a succession of small-time R&B groups, Richie decided to join a
new band called the Commodores in 1968. It was a good match, and Richie was
installed as the lead singer and saxophonist.

Career Beginnings

Richie didnt take long to achieve fame, as the Commodores were one of the most
successful R&B bands of the 1970s. They signed their original record deal the same
year they were formed, but moved from Atlantic Records to Motown after only one
release.

Richies style and soothing sound wooed crowds around the world, and he was soon
the most well-known member of the band. Richie recorded 11 albums with the band
before leaving to start his solo career, and together they sold millions of records.

Branching Out

While he was with the Commodores, Richie became known not only for his signing
style, but also for his writing ability, as he wrote most of the singles that the band
released. As such, he attracted the attention of several big-name stars, and wrote
compositions for the likes of Kenny Rogers and Diana Ross, among others.

However, as much as Richie liked songwriting, performing was always his first love,
and his solo concerts quickly became events to remember. Lionel Richie tickets were
almost instantly impossible to find after he went solo in 1982, and his solo album
success only added to that demand.

Richie has released 12 solo albums, including his 2006 release, Coming Home. In all,
he has sold tens of millions of records, and several of his singles have reached number
one on worldwide charts. He plans to continue to write, record and perform live for
years to come.

This isnt a bad track record for someone who was told he couldnt sing as a child.
Lionel Richie tickets will give you a chance to see a true icon, and his performances
never disappoint.

				
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