2012 – Stevie Wonder donated $100,000 to girl Battling Cancer on This Day in Rock Music History! Stevie was performing at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, and invited the little girl up on stage to present her with a check. S.tevie perform. “Isn’t She Lovely” for Jasmine when she responded by grabbing the mic […]
2011 – Paul McCartney to debut 2012 with awesome cover tunes album on This Day in Rock Music History.
2011 – Paul McCartney to debut 2012 with awesome cover tunes album on This Day in Rock Music History. Inspired by songs that influenced John and Paul in the early days of the Beatles, the album will also have two new originals. “When I kind of got into songwriting, I realized how well structured these […]
2011 – Stevie Wonder makes a suprise appearance at Drake’s OVO Fest on This Day in Rock!
1976 – Stevie Wonder announces he’s signed a $13 million contract with Motown. He makes good on the deal with commercially triumphant and critically celebrated Songs in the Key of Life shortly afterward.
2000 – Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill, and Stevie Wonder gather at a Los Angeles church to honor Curtis Mayfield. The politically conscious composer of “Move On Up” and “Superfly” died in December. Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer best known […]
1998 – Stevie Wonder is honored as the 1999 MusiCares Person of the Year. He receives the honor at a special tribute dinner and concert at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
1991 – The Record Plant in Hollywood closes. Among the albums recorded at the recording studio and rock hangout were the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” and Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life.” Note: it has since, reopened. Record Plant Studios (also known as just “The Record Plant”) is a famous recording […]
1984 – Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’, his 7th US No.1, also No.1 in the UK.
1982 – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder hit no. 1 with “Ebony and Ivory” on This Day in Rock! Inspired by Spike Milligan saying, “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony folks!”. It is McCartney’s 24th US no. 1 on the US singles chart for his career. The […]
1982 – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory.’ This was McCartney’s 24th No.1 hit single as a songwriter. Lyrics: Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh lord, why dont we? We all know that people […]
1977 – At the 19th annual Grammy Awards, statues were presented to Stevie Wonder for Best Album for “Songs In The Key Of Life”, and Best Vocal Performance for “I Wish”. Best Album went to Chicago for “Chicago X”, Best New Artist went to The Starland Vocal Band. Chicago is also cited for Best Pop […]