Throwback: Black History Month: Stevie Wonder

Today is the 12th day of Black History Month. Over the course of the month, I’ll spend some time paying tribute to Black artists across a wide and diverse array of genres and styles. My hope is that these posts should serve as an important reminder that the Black experience is the American experience, that Black culture is American culture — and importantly, Black lives and Black art matter. You can’t love Black art and Black artists without giving a shit about Black people. 

This month won’t be a comprehensive study of Black music. It’ll be more idiosyncratic because — well, JOVM after all. Now, if you’ve been following this site, you may recall that so far I’ve paid tribute to:

I can’t speak about Black History Month without mentioning the legendary Stevie Wonder. Much like Marvin Gaye, Stevie has been responsible for some of the most beloved, most popular songs of the past 60 years.