To mark the 50th anniversary of Motown Records, Stevie Wonder: Live at Last captures Grammy Award-winning artist Stevie Wonder in his first concert performance recorded for television Monday, June 1 at 8 p.m. (check local listings) on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances. Presented in 5.1 digital surround sound on PBS HD, this special telecast features the Motown master performing such chart-topping hits as Isn’t She Lovely, My Cherie Amour and Sign, Sealed, Delivered [I’m Yours].
Great Performances is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG – one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers.
Wonder rocketed to stardom at age 12 when he was signed to Motown Records as “Little Stevie Wonder”. Over nearly four decades, Wonder has reinvigorated the music scene with his unique sound, produced nine number one records and won a total of 22 Grammy Awards – and there is no end in sight for the successful superstar.
In October 2008, he returned to Europe – after over a decade – to perform to a packed house at London’s O2 Arena. Wonder, who pulls out all the hits, keeps the crowd on its feet and doesn’t miss a beat during his tour-de-force concert performance.
Stevie Wonder: Live at Last is a production of Done and Dusted in association with THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG. Hamish Hamilton is director and Stevie Wonder is producer. Rachel French is producer and Simon Pizey is executive producer, for Done and Dusted; Ray Still is executive producer for Universal Music. For Great Performances, Bill O’Donnell is series producer; David Horn is executive producer.
Great Performances is funded by the Irene Diamond Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, public television viewers, and PBS.