Book The Commodores
Band – USA
The Commodores is available to book for your special event – we work in direct association with The Commodores’s representative as a booking agent for them. Known for such hits as “Just to Be Close to You,” “Easy,” “Brickhouse,” to name a few, the Commodores were one of the top bands during their long tenure at Motown. The group is credited with seven number one songs and a host of other top ten numbers on the Billboard charts. The members of the Commodores, all of whom attended Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, came together as a result of two groups disbanding: the Mystics and the Jays. Initially formed to simply play music as a pastime and to meet girls, the line-up consisted of William King (trumpet), Thomas McClary (guitar), Ronald LaPread (bass), Walter “Clyde” Orange (drums), Lionel Richie (saxophone) and Milan Williams (keyboards).
The Commodores association with Motown was a result of the group touring with the Jackson 5. That opportunity occurred in 1971 when the group was told to be in New York City for an audition. The members did not know the audition was for the Jackson 5 tour until two weeks later when they were selected for the tour. They toured with the Jackson 5 for two and one half years, and their presence on that tour ultimately solidified a deal with Motown.