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So, mum and I saw him last night in Manchester. He was fantastic, bloody fantastic.

I loved how down to earth he was, and how much fun he made his concert last night.

The second (or was it third?) song that he did was Still, and he did an amazing job. (Listening to it as I type this)

He also did Penny Lover and All Night Long, and loads more of his other hits. (Yes, he did Hello too)


When he did Three Times A Lady, he basically let the audience sing the song most of the way through. A total goosebumps moment. I also loved this rendition of Stuck On You:

Stuck On You…

I loved how well he worked the audience. I haven’t danced so much during a concert, evah!

I was also amazed at how varied the age group of the audience were. Ranging from early teens to octagenerians. It was fantastic to see. Talk about the soundtrack to so many people’s lives.

Definitely a concert that I would recommend to anybody, regardless of age.

And as a treat for those closet Lionel Richie fans out there, here’s a vid of him singing with the fantabulous Beverley Knight last year:

Endless Love…

Effingg glorious… The king of timeless love songs for sure….

You can find details of his tour dates here.

Next up, Justin Timberlake on Tuesday. Can’t wait!


  • Stacy~
    May 12
    5:14 pm

    I love his music and think it’s fabulous he’s still performing after all these years. I can’t decide which song is my favorite – I enjoy most of them a lot, and I’ve always preferred his version of Endless love over the re-make.

    Glad you had such a great time with your mom 🙂


  • Karen W.
    May 12
    6:17 pm

    I saw Lionel at Madison Square Garden in NYC back in 1986 when he was having his string of solo hits (“Dancing on the Ceiling,” “Hello,” etc.), and he does do a heck of a live show. I still love his voice, and I’m glad he’s back recording and touring.


  • Cindy
    May 12
    6:30 pm

    He still sounds awesome. I’d love to see him in concert. :o)


    May 13
    12:55 pm

    We agree on football : we’re going to have to disagree on music.

    (Oh well – you can’t have everything!)



  • Karen Scott
    May 13
    1:42 pm

    Merlin, my taste in music varies wildly, I’m sure we’ll have a few musical likes in common!


    May 14
    7:23 am

    Oh – me too. All the way from Mozart to Dirty Pretty Things via Jimmy Webb and The Strokes.

    But not Lionel ….. sorry !

    And was that a sad way to end the season or what. They just wanted to pick up the trophy and medals and go home didn’t they ?



  • Jenyfer Matthews
    May 15
    12:50 pm

    I don’t normally go for such mellow music, but I have many pleasant associations with the songs you mention and am now sort of itching for a Lionel Ritchie CD…



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