â€œToday weâ€™ve learned to celebrate mediocrity. Back in the day we had creative artists; today we have created artists.â€ — Lionel Ritchie as quoted today in The New York Times. (Lionel Richie Gets His Groove Back, September 12, 2006)
Lionel who? … Oh, him. Where’s he been all these years?Â These are not embittered words from a has-been. Having sold 100 million albums worldwide, and with five Grammys an Oscar and a Golden Globe to his name, he’s been living the life in his 30-room mansion in Beverly Hills.