Lionel Richie gave students at England's prestigious Oxford University an insight into his lengthy career during a special talk on Tuesday night (13Nov12).

The All Night Long hitmaker followed in the footsteps of stars including his late friend Michael Jackson, Shakira and South Korean rapper Psy by addressing pupils at the respected educational institute.

Richie opened up about his music career and also revealed the Thriller legend told him before his 2009 death how delighted he was to speak at the union in 2001.

The singer is quoted by the Oxford Mail newspaper as saying, "Michael Jackson told me I would be impressed and I am impressed."