Lionel Richie fears he’ll go to his grave with one main remorse – by no means performing Countless Love with Diana Ross once more because the Oscars in 1981.
The duet began as an instrumental for the Franco Zeffirelli romance of the identical title, and snowballed right into a summer season hit that spent 9 weeks on the prime of the U.S. charts.
However the monitor was hurriedly recorded in Canada, in between Ross’s live shows, and the 2 former Motown superstars solely ever carried out it as soon as – on the Academy Awards – earlier than the hit misplaced to Arthur’s Theme by Christopher Cross.
“From that point on that stage to the current day, we now have by no means stood collectively onstage… both I used to be on tour, she was on tour, she was on this a part of the world, I used to be in that a part of the world; we may by no means get our schedules collectively,” he shared throughout a current chat on Watch What Occurs Stay with Andy Cohen. “That is one of many issues I miss about my whole profession.”
Elsewhere through the interview, Lionel additionally recalled how he was as soon as requested to depart a Mercedes dealership after first placing it massive.
The star and his Commodores bandmates determined to spend their first massive paycheque on six model new luxurious motors and he went off to buy them.
“I went all the way down to the Mercedes dealership in Montgomery, Alabama and the man checked out me and… nobody gave me any consideration in any respect – right here I’m with (an) Afro and bellbottoms,” the American Idol choose remembered. “Nobody was me. And eventually, the man came visiting to me and mentioned, ‘Son, for those who’re not gonna purchase something, I am gonna need to ask you to depart.’
“I mentioned, ‘Oh sure, I wish to purchase one thing… I might like to purchase six Mercedes within the following colors.’ I dropped the mic.”