A composite of well-known themes from Russian classical composers, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture; the long exciting final few minutes, with Ruskin’s hot licks making you wish it was a lot longer, is from Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije Suite.
Happy Birthday to ya Stevie Wonder!!! My favorite musical genius was born 63 years ago today as Steveland Hardaway Judkins (his last name was later changed to Morris) in Saginaw, Michigan. In this 1974 photo, he is performing his classic “Living For The City” on “Top Of The Pops” in London. Photo: David Warner Ellis/Redferns. In the comment section, let me know what your favorite Stevie song is (Is it possible to have just one?)