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Little Stevie Wonder

The 12 Year Old Genius

GSGZ200LP
Release Notes
  • Live recording from 1963 at the Regal Theater, Chicago
  • This is the last album to use the “Little” in Stevie Wonder’s name. Starting with the next album, he goes by just “Stevie Wonder.”

At the end of 1962, when Wonder was 12 years old, he joined the Motortown Revue, touring the “chitlin’ circuit” of theatres across America that accepted black artists. At the Regal Theater, Chicago, his performance was recorded and released in May 1963 as the album Recorded Live: The 12-Year-Old Genius. “Fingertips” topped both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the R&B Singles chart and Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius topped the Billboard 200, all of which happened in 1963.

This is the last album to use the “Little” in Stevie Wonder’s name. Starting with the next album, he goes by just “Stevie Wonder.”