Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Stevie Wonder Performs at Summerfest 2015 | Show Date Set for June 27

Stevie Wonder Summerfest Tickets
Summerfest 2015 announced another headline act for the Marcus Amphitheater. Stevie Wonder will perform on June 27. Wonder is not currently on tour, so it looks like Milwaukee is getting a treat! Tickets for the Wonder show are already available. As a bonus, Stevie will perform the entire album "Songs in the Key of Life" that night.

Stevie Wonder started performing in the early 1960's.  He was then called "Little" Stevie Wonder. In 1962, he released "The Jazz Soul Of Little Sunshine." It was comprised of nine songs, mostly written by Clarence Paul, Henry Cosby, Berry Gordy, and Marvin Gaye. His second album was a tribute to Ray Charles, covering five tunes from Ray. Wonder does dabble in writing on this disk. He and Clarence Paul wrote Sunset together, the second to last track on the album.  In 1963, Wonder had a hit song, and it came from the album titled "The 12 Year Old Genius."   By 1964, his label was beginning to think that Wonder wasn't going to make it. That's when he released "Up-Tight, Everything's Alright." It hit number 2 on the US R&B charts.  Wonder went on to produce a number of songs that hit the top 20, from the 1968 through 1984.  

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