Muzland.info on Facebook

News

March, 14

Stevie Wonder to headline BST with Songs In The Key of Life performance

 
 
 
 
Stevie Wonder to headline BST with Songs In The Key of Life performance

Stevie Wonder is to perform 'Songs In The Key of Life' in full at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.

The 'Superstition' hitmaker will take to the stage on July 10 to play his acclaimed 1976 LP in its entirety for the first time in the UK to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the LP.

Released in 1976 on the legendary label Motown Records, the record includes iconic hits such as 'Sir Duke', 'Isn't She Lovely' and 'I Wish', and it has been cited as a major influence of artists such as Sir Elton John, Prince, Michael Jackson, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams

It was crowned Grammy Album of the Year in 1977 and it followed an unsurpassed trio of albums from Stevie - 'Talking Book', 'Innervisions' and 'Fullfillingness' First Finale' - all released in the first four years of the 1970s.

Together, the albums made the 25-time Grammy winner the only artist to have ever received Album of the Year awards in three out of four consecutive years.

Elton loves the album so much that he takes a copy of it wherever he goes.

He said: "Let me put it this way: wherever I go in the world, I always take a copy of 'Songs In The Key of Life'. For me, it's the best album ever made and I'm always left in awe after I listen to it. When people in decades and centuries to come talk about the history of music, they will talk about Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder."

Speaking about the booking of Stevie for the festival, Daniel Mathieson - Head of Experiential and Partnership Marketing for Barclaycard - said: "The line-up for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park just gets better and better. We're thrilled that music legend and multi-Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder, who has been performing to worldwide audiences for more than 50 years, is joining the stellar list headlining on the 10 July."

Stevie, 65, joins previously announced BST at Hyde Park headliners Massive Attack, Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Take That and Carole King.

Tickets for Stevie's show go on general sale at www.bst-hydepark.com from Friday (18.03.16).

Barclaycard exclusive presale tickets are on sale now and the AEG/BST Hyde Park presale starts at 9am on Thursday (17.03.16).

 

Source: www.msn.com
Added by AutoAdmin
190 views

March, 14

Singer Selena Gomez has accidentally revealed Kendall Jenner is no longer single.

March, 14

Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield have written songs for a musical called 'Before I Leave'.

March, 14

Chris Stapleton played his first-ever UK show at the Country to Country festival at London's O2 Arena on Sunday (13.03.16).

March, 14

The Stone Roses are set to release a new album - their first since their 1994 hit Second Coming.

March, 14

Pharrell Williams opened Gwen Stefani’s eyes to hip-hop music.

March, 14

Charli XCX wants to sign "pop stars with a twist" to her new record label.

March, 14

Stevie Wonder is to perform 'Songs In The Key of Life' in full at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.

March, 14

The Stone Roses are reportedly set to release their first album in over 20 years.

March, 14

All Saints have finally made the album they've always wanted to make.

March, 14

Selena Gomez had an unforgettable night out in Las Vegas on Saturday (12Mar16) after attending her "queen" Celine Dion's concert.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 all
  1. Guitar Chords
  2. News 2016
  3. March
  4. Stevie Wonder to headline BST with Songs In The Key of Life performance