Happy Birthday to Stevie Wonder, who turns 63 today (May 13th)!!! Wonder was born Stevland Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan in 1950, and later on legally changed his last name to Morris. At 12 years old, “Little Stevie Wonder” had his first Number One hit with “Fingertips – Part 2,” recorded live in concert.
Here he is doing “Superstition” in 1973
John Fogerty sat in with the Rolling Stones for a bit at their concert Wednesday night in San Jose, CA.
A swarm of leaping grasshoppers joined Paul McCartney on stage on Monday night (May 6th) in Goiania, Brazil during the second stop on his Out There world tour. Vintage Vinyl News reported that the insects — which nearly covered the stage at some points — took a shine to the former Beatle, who introduced the bug who was perched happily on his shoulder as “Harold.” McCartney even turned to the grasshopper during “Hey Jude” and sang Harold the line: “‘the movement you need is on your shoulder” — adding “it certainly is now.”
The Beach Boys release their 41 track double disc “Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour” is due out May 21st. Here’s a trailer.
“Iron Man 3″ has now, after one weekend, made twice as much money as “Iron Man 2″ made during its entire run. Love Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark! Downey’s portrayal of Tony Stark runs rings around Tony in the comic books…at least as I remember him. I defer judgment to our resident comic book expert Jack Lutz. He says he’ll see it in a week or two.
Here are a few highlights from the first show Friday night.
The Rolling Stones kick off their “50 and Counting” tour tonight at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here they are at one of their warm-up shows last December in Newark.
Hats off to Reese Witherspoon. On “Good Morning America” this morning she took full responsibility for what happened when she and her husband were pulled over and she was taken into custody. She apologized for her behavior and said the toughest part was explaining what happened to her kids. I think we can all relate to that.
Today is the 46th anniversary of the wedding of Elvis & Priscilla Presley. They were married in (of course) Las Vegas.
The three part documentary that originally ran on HBO is out on DVD and Blu-ray. Here’s a trailer.