When Stevie Wonder Visited 'Sesame Street'

Stevie Wonder on 'Sesame Street,' 1972
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You deserve nothing but the best, and that's why you shouldn't let another minute go by without watching - or rewatching - this clip of Stevie Wonder on Sesame Street, from an episode airing April 12, 1973.

Recorded and aired in the wake of Stevie's Talking Book, Wonder - all of 21 years old at the time - displayed his natural charm on set, improvising an original song about the program to kick things off.

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Wonder also shared the spotlight with Grover, the blue Muppet who takes cues on how to sing from the Motown icon.

But perhaps no interaction with the furry cast can outdo Stevie's fiery performance of "Superstition," a No. 1 hit earlier that year. From the sheer power of the live band (including a horn duo and a powerful lead guitar from a teenaged Ray Parker Jr.) to the long-haired child absolutely losing his mind in the background, all the way to the false ending - this may be one of the best live performances in TV history. At the very least, it's going to brighten your day, so check it out!

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