Lionel Richie

Jun 20, 1949

Bio: Childhood home was actually on the Tuskegee University campus. Grandfather had worked with the college's founder, Booker T. Washington. Hoped at one point to become an Episcopal minister. Taught himself to play the piano by ear. First called the Mystics, his band became the Commodores after the word was picked at random out of a dictionary. The Commodores lost all… More

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