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Monday, August 3, 2015

Stevie Wonder's landmark LP 'Innervisions' released 42 years ago today

Posted By on Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 8:20 AM

On this day 42 years ago — on August 3, 1973— Stevie Wonder's Innervisions was released on Tamla/Motown. It was already his 16th studio full-length, and is one of Wonder's major works. "Living for the City," "Higher Ground," and "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" each charted; the album itself got to number 4. The album won the Grammy for the best album of the year, while "Living" won the Grammy for the best R&B song.
Just four days after the record was released, Wonder was involved in a very serious collision between the car he was in and a logger ahead of him; a log sailed through the windshield and into Wonder's forehead. He recovered, but recovery took a long time, including his sense of smell which was lost in the accident but regained years later.



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