Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Birthday wishes go out to Thomas McClary, founding member and lead guitarist of The Commodores; members of the band met in 1968 while attending the Tuskegee Institute, and were signed by Motown in 1972 having already made a sensation opening for The Jackson 5. While the band is best known for its ballads - such as Easy and Three Times a Lady - they could also churn out the funk with material like Brick House.
The song Nightshift was the first hit The Commodores had after Lionel Richie left for a solo career, and is a tribute to Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, two R&B legends who died in 1984. It was the title track of the band's 1985 album.
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