Photos by Kris Rocha
The Lipitor game was strong as the Araneta Coliseum filled up quite nicely with the cool kids of the 70s and 80’s rocking their slacks and button downs and their wives in the latest Burberry and Rustan’s Resort line on point. Notable guests that evening were Bureau of Internal Revenue Secretary Kim Henares, Sec. Butch Abad of the Department of Budget and Management, Newscasters Korina Sanchez from ABS-CBN and GMA Network’s very own Mike Enriquez.
With no opening band, the concert starts promptly at 8pm. His band takes the stage while Apl D Ap makes sure the sound tech booth is under control.
Richie’s endeavor in to music started out at a very young age. As a student in Tuskegee, Richie formed a succession of Rhythm and Blues groups in the mid-1960s. In the late 60s he became a singer and saxophonist for the group, The Commodores. It was here that his career in music was launched. They signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1968 for one record and eventually signed to Motown Records initially as a support act to The Jackson 5. The Commodores then became established as a popular soul group. Their first several albums had a danceable, funky sound, as in such tracks as "Machine Gun" and "Brick House.”
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