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The Commodores

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Fri, Jul 13 | 8pm


Grande Exposition Hall

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With new albums, new tours and a new label, The Commodores have maintained their place among the most successful entertainers in the world. Bringing the talent and experience of three decades of writing, producing and performing hit music to a whole new generation of fans, The Commodores are proving once again that their future is as bright as their past. The Commodores are alive and well in the new millennium and performing live at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino on July 13.

From the beginning at Tuskegee Institute in 1968, The Commodores were known as “smart guys.” But they were funky, too. Smart and funky enough to open for the Jackson 5, to be discovered by Berry Gordy in the process and to sell more than 60 million records for Motown. They were its largest selling act for two decades. The Commodores racked up a string of hits including “Machine Gun,” “Brick House,” “Easy,” “Three Times a Lady,” “Sail On,” “Oh No,” “Slippery When Wet,” “To Hot Ta Trot” and many others that literally moved an entire generation. Success, however, was not enough to save them from the changes in the music scene, or most especially, the music business. The departure in 1983 of Lionel Richie, co-lead vocalist along with Walter “Clyde” Orange, might have sunk a lesser group. The Commodores continued onward and entered the studio to begin recording “Commodores 13.”

In 1984, before recording “Night Shift,” The Commodores decided to re-establish the co-lead vocal formula that had catapulted them to the top of the R&B and Pop charts in the past. After interviewing over fifty candidates, The Commodores chose J.D. Nicholas. J.D. was a vocalist for the British band Heat Wave, The Commodores opening act on their previous European tour. The match was perfect. The success of “Night Shift” proved it.

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