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Stevie's world of Wonder

04.07.2014 From our online archive
There was a lot of love in the air at the Rockhal on Thursday night when Stevie Wonder took to the stage for the first time ever in Luxembourg.
Stevie Wonder: ein Superstar in der Rockhal.
Stevie Wonder: ein Superstar in der Rockhal.

There was a lot of love in the air at the Rockhal on Thursday night when Stevie Wonder took to the stage for the first time ever in Luxembourg.

Despite having caught a cold while in London, the 64-year-old was full of energy and enthusiasm for his Luxembourg audience, which he dubbed the "Luxembourg choir" after getting them to join in with songs.

With his incredibly kind and light-hearted banter, Stevie reassured the audience as they sung along, telling them they can repeat his notes or they can sing their own notes, “I'll love you anyway.”

And love was clearly a recurring theme in Stevie Wonders' show. As well as his classic love songs “I just called to say I love you”, “Isn't she Lovely?” and “My Cherie Amour”, in between songs, like a minister for love, he urged audiences to be generous and forgive and love one another.

Unlike some rather tired and worn-out musical “legends”, who have called off in Luxembourg in recent years as part of world tours, Thursday proved that Wonder has lost none of his freshness and love for what he does. One could not help leaving the venue grinning like a happy fool such was the power of the Stevie Wonder effect.

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