Thursday, May 24, 2007

Billboard Confirms That Stevie Wonder Is Blind

Paul Simon received the inaugural Gershwin Award from the Library Of Congress last night in Washington, DC. The people on hand at the show not only got to see Paul and his buddy Art sing a few songs, he also reunited with Ladysmith Black Mambazo for the first time in a number of years for "Graceland" - read about the festivities here. Others on hand that performed were James Taylor, Allison Krause, Stephen Marley and Stevie Wonder - who thanks to some top notch investigative reporting by Billboard has uncovered the reason why he wears those sunglasses all the time....

"Simon teamed with Stevie Wonder and the gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds for a rollicking version of "Loves Me Like a Rock."

Wonder, who is blind, missed a vocal line, made a crack about his cue cards, flipped up his dark glasses to peer at the audience in jest, and dove back into the song."

Seriously do they think that people reading Billboard don't already know that fun fact?

Anyway check out this 80s-tastic video for "Boy In A Bubble"....

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