Stevie Wonder brings songs in the key of life to UK

Stevie Wonder brings songs in the key of life to UK
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The 1976 album, which has influenced many other artists, will be performed in full at London’s British Summer Time festival.

Stevie Wonder is to perform his award-winning album Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety in London’s Hyde Park this summer.

The 1976 album, released by Motown Records, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and features hits such as Sir Duke, Isn’t She Lovely and I Wish.

The 65-year-old American singer has performed the entire album in a series of concert dates in the US and Canada since 2014, but is bringing the tour to the UK for the first time.

He will appear at the British Summer Time music festival on 10 July.

Songs In The Key of Life has been cited as a major influence by many of the world’s biggest stars, including Sir Elton John, Prince and Michael Jackson.
Sir Elton told Rolling Stone magazine in 2011: “Let me put it this way: wherever I go in the world, I always take a copy of Songs In The Key of Life.

“For me, it’s the best album ever made and I’m always left in awe after I listen to it.

“When people in decades and centuries to come talk about the history of music, they will talk about Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.”

Wonder rose to fame as a child prodigy in the 1960s, signing with Motown at the age of 11.

He has won 25 Grammy awards, as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.

His show will come a week after Carole King performs her iconic album Tapestry in full for the first time.

Other artists announced for the 10-day festival in Hyde Park include Mumford and Sons, Massive Attack, Take That, Florence + The Machine and Kendrick Lamar.

Sir Elton told Rolling Stone magazine in 2011: “Let me put it this way: wherever I go in the world, I always take a copy of Songs In The Key of Life.

“For me, it’s the best album ever made and I’m always left in awe after I listen to it.

“When people in decades and centuries to come talk about the history of music, they will talk about Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.”

Wonder rose to fame as a child prodigy in the 1960s, signing with Motown at the age of 11.

He has won 25 Grammy awards, as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.

His show will come a week after Carole King performs her iconic album Tapestry in full for the first time.

Other artists announced for the 10-day festival in Hyde Park include Mumford and Sons, Massive Attack, Take That, Florence + The Machine and Kendrick Lamar. SkyNews.com

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