When: Fri., Sept. 30, 9 p.m. 2016
Renowned for R&B hits such as “Easy,” “Brick House” and “Nightshift,” the Commodores were one of the top acts during their extended tenure at Motown. Throughout their storied career, the group has garnered seven number one songs and a host of other Top Ten hits on the Billboard charts. Their long association with Motown began as a result of opening for the Jackson 5 for more than two years, which caught the attention of famed record producer Berry Gordy. Their first release, the up-tempo instrumental dance cut “Machine Gun,” debuted in the Top Ten, giving the group immediate attention. Later releases include Top 20 single “I Feel Sanctified” and No. 1 record “Slippery When Wet,” amongst a vast catalog of more than 50 albums.