This is a belated thank you to Stevie Wonder . . . ful. I grew up with Stevie’s music and I love it. When I came of age, as a young teenager, the one and only Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons released the song, Sherry. Everywhere I went I’d hear my friends singing Sherry in Frankie’s falsetto voice. Well, I was flattered to have a song with my name in it, but I wasn’t exactly thrilled. The movie and show West Side Story were about to set all box office records and the song, Maria, was being played everywhere . . . sung by my beloved Johnny Mathis. To make matters worse, my best friend’s name was Maria and she was very proud of this song.
It wasn’t until many years later when I was dating my husband that Stevie Wonder released My Cherie Amour. I was thrilled. It was beautiful. I loved it! It was during this time that my husband and I (he was my boyfriend at the time) broke up. Later on he said to me that he kept hearing the song, My Cherie Amour, and he knew he had to have me back. We have been married 45 years and he still remembers that song.
Please join us on Sunday, January 11th, at 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific Time as Movies Broadway Singers and Beyond pays tribute to this talented performer who spent his entire life creating music. I recently read that Stevie became a father again in his 60s . Wow! Way to go Stevie. You’re just full of amour and your fans love you.
You’ll also hear from America, Friends of Distinction, and many other blasts from the past. We’re rockin’ a little, but it’s a gentle rock, so come along for the ride. As the late comedian, Bill Hicks, once said, “It’s all a ride”.