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Lionel Richie

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    Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Lionel Richie was a star tennis player while attending high school in Joliet, Illinois. After graduation he accepted a tennis scholarship back in Alabama at the Tuskegee Institute.
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    He gave serious thought to a life as a Episcopalian Priest before becoming a singer.
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    But as a college student in the mid-1960's, Richie began forming R&B groups.
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    "So much of my career has been about saying things the way people say them, using melodies not that I can sing but that the people can sing."
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    His music is popular in Third World countries like Iraq and Dubai.
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    Nicole was nine years old when she was adopted by Lionel and his wife at the time, Brenda Harvey-Richie.
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    Richie had two albums in the 1980's that reached #1 in the U.S.
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    He believes he was a horse in his previous life.
 
 

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