Preloading

Lionel Richie's Painful Decision To Start a New Phase in His Career

Season 4 Episode 405
Aired on 06/22/2014 | CC tv-14
When Lionel Richie's funk/soul band the Commodores signed with Motown Records in 1972, the musician says, he thought he'd made it. As the group's success grew with songs like "Easy" and "Three Times a Lady," so did the attention focused on its songwriter, Lionel. Watch as he explains the "stab in the heart" that "mortally wounded" the group's chances of staying together. Plus, Lionel opens up about the painful decision to leave the band he considered family.

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