Lionel Richie the songwriter
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Lionel Richie Through The Years
3. Lionel Richie the songwriter
Richie wrote many of The Commodores' hits, including the much covered 'Easy' and 'Three Times A Lady'. His songwriting abilities were noticed and he started composing for other artists in the late 70s. He eventually left The Commodores and in 1982 his first eponymous album came out and was a huge success.