Music – 1983 – Stevie Wonder – Come Back For More + My Cherie Amor + You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Stevie Wonder is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer….who is a prominent figure in popular music….as he is one of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the history of music. Through his heavy use of electronic instruments and innovative sounds, Wonder became a pioneer and influence to musicians of various genres including pop, rhythm and blues, soul, funk and  rock. His song “My Cherie Amour“….which…

Music – 1983 – Martha Reeves + Mary Wells + Commodores – Live On Motown 25th Anniversary TV Special

“Heat Wave“ is a 1963 song written by the Holland–Dozier–Holland songwriting team….which was first made popular by the Motown vocal group Martha and the Vandellas….and released as a 45 rpm single on July 9, 1963, on the Motown subsidiary Gordy label….as the song hit # 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart ….where it stayed for four weeks running….while peaking at # 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It was…

Music – 1983 – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – Performed Live On Stage At The Pasadena Civic Center

“Billie Jean“ is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released by Epic Records on January 2, 1983, as the second single from Jackson’s sixth studio album, Thriller (1982).  It was written and composed by Jackson…while being produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones….as “Billie Jean” blends  post-disco, rhythm and blues, funk and dance-pop. The lyrics describe a woman, Billie Jean, who claims that the narrator is…

Music – 1977 – Billy Preston – Fancy Lady – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

Billy Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work encompassed R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel…..as Preston was a top session keyboardist in the 1960’s….during which time he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Rev. James Cleveland and The Beatles. He went on to achieve fame as a solo artist….with hit singles such as “That’s the Way God…

Music – 1982 – Lionel Richie & The Comodores – Come Celebrate – Sung Live In Concert

The Commodores released fifteen studio albums and thirty-nine singles spanning three decades from 1974 to 1993.  The band reached the top of the Billboard charts twice with their international smash hit singles “Three Times a Lady” and “Still”. They also topped the US R&B singles chart on seven occasions…..and reached the top ten no fewer than five times…

Music – 1982 – The Commodores – The Tear Down – Performed Live In Concert

The Commodores is an American funk/soul band….which was at its peak in the late 1970’s through the mid 1980’s…..with the members of the group who met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in Alabama in 1968….and signed with Motown in November 1972….after having first caught the public eye opening for the Jackson 5 while on tour. The group’s most successful period was in…

Music – 1982 – Lionel Richie & The Commodores – Come Celebrate – Sung Live In Concert

The Commodores is an American funk/soul band….which was at its peak in the late 1970’s through the mid 1980’s….who signed with Motown in November 1972….after having first caught the public eye while opening for the Jackson 5 when they were on tour….with the group’s most successful period being in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s….when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer….as seen in the video herewith.…

Music – 1982 – The Comodores – We Won’t Stop Until We Tear This Muther Down – Sung Live In Concert

Commodores is an American funk/soul band….which was at its peak in the late 1970’s through the mid 1980’s…..when the members of the group met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in 1968….and signed with Motown in November 1972….after having first caught the public eye opening for the Jackson 5 while on tour. The group’s most successful period was when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer…..with…