Monday, November 19, 2012

Lionel Richie Speaks at Oxford


Many great musicians and actors have spoken before a crowd at the Oxford Union on the legendary British campus. That list was joined recently by Lionel Richie.

Lionel was asked to sing during the Q & A section of the speech, he obliged by singing Easy, to which the chamber joined in. Lionel finished the song be remarking - "Let's see how fast that get's to You Tube!"

Lionel began his speech by talking about his late friend Michael Jackson, he said ,"Michael Jackson said I would be impressed here - I am impressed!"

He also discussed the phenomenon that is Gangnam Style, Lionel said, "Psy was the joke of his community, he is no longer a joke! He is sitting on top of the world!" He was then asked to teach one of the members of the audience Gangnam Style, Lionel brought the member of the audience up in front of everyone and taught him Lionel style!

Lionel discussed a number of topics, including his favourite songs, he said "My favourite song is Yesterday, every time I see Paul McCartney I say to him, Scrambled Eggs! Really..." (Scrambled Eggs was it's original title).

He also went on to discuss the role of technology in music, he said, "Their are two types of artist, creative and created. Technology has given us the greatest created artists ever!"

Well Lionel, by our reckoning it took a day.

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