Ad Choices. First off, it was nice that they actually paid tribute to someone who was still alive to appreciate it. Visit Ticketmaster. One group that often misses out on props for both its longevity and iconic status is the Commodores , originally formed when its members met at Tuskegee University and began playing the local club and college circuit.
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Next Story: Some guys like a little meat on the body, others like them slim. The opportunity to tour as an opening ace for the Jackson 5 brought them to the attention of Motown Records, and an unexpected partnership with arranger James Carmichael, who agreed to be their producer.
The song's popularity even spawned a beauty contest of sorts that followed the Commodores as they travelled the globe giving concerts.
When I arrived at the airport, they told me drive out to meet them in Atlantic City. In search of the world's finest women, the band would have potential candidates supply photographs and fill out applications printed on yellow slips of paper a stack of original copies of the applications are available for sale at the Commodore Museum , which they would submit to the band. It seems right to draw attention to those who were more directly involved with the making of this song.
Orange spent two weeks on the road with the group, learning their material.
When they left out of here that night they had 'Brick House. They all wore these silk shirts. The band was already gaining a large following for their willingness to play pop hits that drew white audiences as well as their black base. Very few people would actually get up and dance.
In the 1980s Richie; Stevie Wonder, still a potent hit-maker; and to perhaps a lesser degree DeBarge kept the Motown label in the pop culture mix, setting the tee up for Boyz II Men at the end of the decade.
So that was it. This is where the magic happened. Footer Navigation. And Bailey seconds that notion. It also gave the Grammy folks another reason to pull John Legend out of their cold storage locker, for yet another year.
The Commodores 7 p. That first run-in proved fortuitous. Everything was uniform, and they had a certain look about them. And it all began with the germ of an idea one day in Tuskegee.