Artist Focus:Stevie Wonder – Part 1

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album. 

Artist Focus is a new Sunday series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

This week Richie Vegas bring you the first instalment of his Stevie Wonder two-parter. In part 1, he explores the early years of Stevie’s career and his experiences under the wing of Motown’s Tamla label. Stevie went on to become the most successful singer-songwriter in the world, reshaping the conventions of R&B in the 1970’s with his boundary pushing use of synthesisers and electronic instruments. Richie, a Liverpool legend, is also back next Sunday exploring the remainder of this musical legend’s career to date.