Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
Time for a Motown break. This one is in celebration of Stevie Wonder who turns 71 years young today. Born May 13, 1950 in Michigan, he rose to fame as a teenage prodigy at the label in the 1960’s with his early records. In the 1970’s he scored hit after hit with album after album and Grammy after Grammy.
Today’s song went to #3 in 1970. A year later when Wonder turned 21, he received the sum of $1 million from the $30 million he accumulated as an artist for the label. He also signed a new contract in his own name since he was finally a legal adult in charge of his own career. “Little” Stevie Wonder was gone & the man in his place became one of the greatest artists of all time. Happiest of birthdays to this Motown legend.
“I’ve done a lot of foolish things
That I really didn’t mean
I could be a broken man
But here I am“.
Stevie Wonder circa 1971. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Stevie Wonder: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” (1970, written by Lee Garrett, Lula Mae Hardaway, Stevie Wonder & Syreeta Wright).
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