Hard to believe! Lionel Richie says he can’t read or write music

The 66-year-old veteran musician, who has all time hits like Hello, All Night Long, Easy and I Call It Love to his credit, said he would have been a landscape architect or interior designer if not a singer.
Lionel Richie doesn’t know how to read or write music.(LionelRichie/Facebook)
Lionel Richie doesn’t know how to read or write music.(LionelRichie/Facebook)
Updated on Apr 18, 2016 05:51 PM IST
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ByPTI, Los Angeles

This may be hard to believe but legendary singer Lionel Richie says that he doesn’t know how to read or write music. The 66-year-old veteran musician, who has all time hits like Hello, All Night Long, Easy and I Call It Love to his credit, said he would have been a landscape architect or interior designer if not a singer, reported US magazine.

“I don’t know how to read or write music,” Richie said. “If I didn’t spend my career singing, I would have been a landscape architect or interior designer,” he added.

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The record producer also opened up about his shopping experience with Nelson Mandela, calling it incredible. “I took Nelson Mandela shopping in 1990. It was an incredible moment,” he said.

Watch Lionel Richie’s All Night Long here:

Apart from his music Richie is currently busy in restoring his family house in Tuskegee, Alabama, that he grew up in. It was given to his grandparents as a gift from Booker T Washington.

Watch Lionel Richie’s I Call It Love here:

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