Classic Hit Academy - Famous Singers Doing Backup Vocals - All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie

Before singer/songwriter Richard Marx found fame with his own hits like “Hazard”, “Endless Summer Nights” and “Right Here Waiting,” he was being mentored by Lionel Richie.


Richard Marx (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Richard Marx (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Marx would often turn up in the studio while Richie was working on new songs. He lent his vocals to a number of Lionel Richie songs, including “Running With The Night” and “You Are.”

Marx describe the experience, “Working with him in the studio was always just fun. He makes everything fun. He has got an incredible energy about him – positive energy. I can’t say enough about him.”



Richard Marx also supplied the backing vocals on this track.  According to one interview, Marx describes the “jambo” section was a moving target. “It kept changing,” he said. “He kept getting different notes from people saying, ‘That’s actually not what that means. Change this vowel.’ So, we had to do it a couple of times on different days.”

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