The Commodores performed at Wembley Arena in London on June 25, 2009, the night Michael Jackson died. It was a somber experience for the Commodores to hear that news as they walked off the stage. The following night, JD Nicholas substituted the word Michael for Jackie in their performance of their Grammy Award winning song "Nightshift" - that one change brought the audience to their feet. That's where the idea started to re-write the song as a tribute to Michael.
The Commodores and Dennis Lambert (one of the original writers along with Commodores member Walter Orange and Franne Golde) have re-written the lyrics to "Nightshift" and re-recorded it with new lyrics honoring many of the great artists we have lost.
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