Stevie Wonder Makes ‘Late Night With David Letterman’ Debut On This Date In 1985

By Scott Bernstein May 14, 2017 7:03 am PDT

Yesterday marked the 67th birthday of famed performer Stevie Wonder. Stevie celebrated his 35th birthday one day late with a May 14, 1985 appearance on Late Night With David Letterman and all these years later we’ll do the same by presenting Wonder’s Letterman debut one day after his birthday.

Stevie’s visit started on a serious note as he discussed the visit he made to the United Nations on his birthday one day prior. Wonder then shows off his hilarious side with stories of his teenaged days performing at the Apollo Theatre during his Motown era. The 20-minute appearance continues with Stevie trying to goad David into performing an impromptu medley with him. Instead, Wonder winds up testing the “World’s Most Dangerous Band” by starting to sing songs to see how quickly the group could follow along. Paul Shaffer & Co. did pretty well for themselves besides Stevie’s best efforts to throw them off.

Watch Stevie’s appearance from this date in 1985:
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