Commodore Pronunciation: \ˈkä-mə-ˌdȯr\ Function: noun
1 a : a captain in the navy in command of a squadron b : a commissioned officer in the navy formerly ranking above captain and below rear admiral and having an insignia of one star
2 : the ranking officer commanding a body of merchant ships
3 : the chief officer of a yacht club or boating association
Many of their hit tunes were written or co-written by Walter "Clyde" Orange, the original lead singer before Richie came on board. Richie and Orange alternated as lead singers. Orange was also the lead singer on "Nightshift" and "Brick House" among others. Catch up with the Commodores here.