Lionel Richie receives Gershwin Award at UCLA's Spring Sing

Legendary singer, songwriter and producer Lionel Richie received the 21st annual George and Ira Gershwin Award for lifetime musical achievement at Spring Sing, UCLA's oldest and greatest musical tradition and student competition. Past recipients of the award include Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, James Taylor, Ella Fitzgerald and Natalie Cole. The event, which took place Friday, May 2, 2008, featured some of the best musical and comedic talent UCLA has to offer, with performers competing before a panel of celebrity judges. When they were UCLA students, musicians such as Sara Bareilles and members of Maroon 5 had their first opportunity to perform in front of thousands at the event.

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