Commodores

Formed 1967, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA. Formed by students at the Tuskagee Institute.
Label: Motown
Musicians: Lionel Richie (vcls, kbds); William King (tpt); Thomas McClary (gtr); Milan Williams (kbds, trmbne, gtr, drms); Ronald LaPraed (bs, tpt); Walter Orange (vcls, drms)
Producers: James Anthony Carmichael/Commodores
Writers: Lionel Richie
TMG 1073 Easy 25 Jun 1977 43-28-21-20-10-11-9-11-15-33 Pts: 161
    6 Aug 1988 75-52-43-40-20-17-15-18-26-38-56 Pts: 104
STML 12087 Natural High LP 27 May 1978 37-55-33-40-45-48-36-24-17-18-11-12-8-8-12-10-11-11-19-28-36-49 Pts: 99
Producers: James Anthony Carmichael/Commodores
Writers: Lionel Richie
TMG 1113 Three Times A Lady 29 Jul 1978 46-5-1-1-1-1-1-2-5-12-17-32-47-65 Pts: 563
Producers: James Anthony Carmichael
TMG 1155 Sail On 18 Aug 1979 59-48-34-24-14-8-13-13-38-51 Pts: 126
Producers: James Anthony Carmichael/Commodores
TMG 1166 Still 27 Oct 1979 32-10-5-4-4-11-17-42-53-68 Pts: 194
Label: K-Tel
NE 1171 Love Songs LP 7 Aug 1982 22-8-5-8-9-14-14-15-11-11-18-16-16-21-26-31-44-41-42-34-45-45 Pts: 109
    sales: 100000  
    15 Jan 1983 71-68-95-72-81 Pts: 5
Label: Motown
Musicians: William King (tpt); Milan Williams (kbds, trmbne, gtr, drms); Ronald LaPraed (bs, tpt); Walter Orange (vcls, drms); J. D. Nicholas (vcls)
Producers: Dennis Lambert
Writers: Walter Orange/Dennis Lambert/Frannie Golde
TMG 1371 Nightshift 19 Jan 1985 54-32-19-17-9-6-3-5-11-17-30-35-53-61 Pts: 239
    sales: 250000  
Label: Telstar
Producers: various
STAR 2249 The Very Best Of Commodores LP 2 Nov 1985 68-48-66-30-27-26-25-29-31 Pts: 27
    sales: 100000  
    11 Jan 1986 67-81-xx-99 Pts: 3

Lionel Richie & The Commodores

Label: Universal TV
Producers: various
9861394 The Definitive Collection LP 15 Nov 2003 10-20-26-32-31-31-32 Pts: 30
    sales: 100000  
      54-65-74-xx-31-19-59-48-58-42-35-64-71 Pts: 23
      21-12-16-19-13-28-44-54 Pts: 41

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