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May 13 / boomitude


Stevie Wonder turns 61 today and we’re celebrating in vintage style. The interview below was recorded in 1972 and it captures the master of soul talking about the release of what has since become his spellbinding classic Talking Book. Originally included as part of the Motown 50th anniversary podcast series we produced, it presents a rarely heard young Stevie talking about his early days at the iconic label as well as how he concocted some of his biggest hits. Mr. Wonder even lets us in on which is his personal favorite. You might be able to guess for yourself but don’t let today’s Friday the 13th thing get the best of you. Happy Birthday to you, Stevie!

Stevie Wonder
Classic Motown