Sunday Cinema | Stevie Wonder Visits Sesame Street In 1973
In 1973, a then 23-year-old Stevie Wonder visited Sesame Street. Wonder and his band performed his hit single “Superstition,” delivering an incredibly funky, extended version that was longer than the album cut off Talking Book. The Motown native also played an original called “Sesame Street 1-2-3” in which the innovative keyboardist utilizes a voice box a full three years before Frampton Comes Alive!. (Phish’s current tour has seen keyboardist Page McConnell use a device just like the one Wonder employs) In addition to the two songs, Stevie Wonder also teaches Grover a thing or twelve about music, capping off what could be our favorite Sesame Street guest spot. We’ve compiled clips of Wonder’s appearance for this week’s Sunday Cinema.
Watch Stevie Wonder perform “Superstitious” on Sesame Street in 1973:
Here, Wonder uses a talk box for a song titled “Sesame Street 1-2-3”:
Stevie also interacted with the Muppets as this clip finds him teaching Grover a thing or two about music: