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Lionel Richie: This Charming Man

Adam Sweeting, Q, June 1987

Deep in the heart of showbiz, there is one name that's on every guest list. One person — firm of handshake, even of keel — who's scooping up another armful of Grammies without incurring the wrath of his rivals. Just what is it with this man they call Lionel?

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