One of the true greats of modern American music, Stevie Wonder, turns 70 years old today (May 13). To celebrate Wonder’s illustrious career, we’re sharing audio from the prime of his career at one of the world’s most famous music venues: New York City’s Madison Square Garden. In 1972, Wonder performed three songs at MSG for the One to One Benefit, which raised money for disabled children at the city’s Willowbrook State School.
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1972 was a big year for Wonder as he spent much of it opening for The Rolling Stones on their Exile On Main Street Tour, which expanded his audience, and the following year, he released Innervisions, one of the greatest and most important albums of his career. Though Wonder and his band, Wonderlove, were one of many opening acts that played this One to One Benefit, which was headlined by John Lennon, he put on a show-stopping performance of three all-time great songs: “Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You),” “Superstition” and “Keep On Running.”
Listen to Stevie Wonder perform “Superstition” live in 1972 below via the Paste vault.