The 12 Year Old Genius Is Number One

Stevie FingertipsBy Bob Berry

August 24th, 1963. Awesome just got a new name:

Little Stevie Wonder!

Motown’s “12 Year-Old Genius” became the first artist to simultaneously hit Number One on the album and singles chart. Not Elvis, not Fats, not nobody.

We now know it was just the beginning of an epic journey for Stevie, as a man, as an artist, as a role model for the physically challenged, and particularly the blind.

Back then, all we knew for sure was “Fingertips Part 2” was one great rock and roll record. Here it is, in all it’s glory, recorded live at the Regal Theater in Chicago.

Everybody say YEAH!

Aug 24th, 2015 | Posted in Bob Berry, Keener
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