The Commodores had their first number one hit after Lionel Richie left the group. But he wasn't the only singer in the band for The Commodores were a true ensemble of musicians and voices tackling different styles of music. The replacement for Lionel was a complement to the other lead singers and first number one hit "Night Shift" was a smash, a duet with the new guy and one of the original singers. Drummer/singer Walter Orange. Gotta keep going and making music and new voices are a fresh way to invigorate a band.
The first album I ever purchased was Commodores Live. Still have their great album Midnight Magic in my regular listening rotation.