The year is 1963, yet hardly anyone in the theater knows who "Little Stevie Wonder" is when his record label Motown Records introduces him.
The jazz instrumental is released as a single and becomes Stevie Wonder's — and Motown's — first number one hit on the US charts.
By the age of 18, Wonder had already begun asserting himself with confidence and determination in relations with Motown, composing new albums and singles himself and making his mark on the arrangements, including the still timeless love song "For Once in My Life."
Stevie Wonder is a musician incarnate: He has created a one-of-a-kind sound by mixing soul, gospel, jazz and R&B that would ultimately influence a wide array of musicians, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Prince and Bob Marley.
Wonder's tribute to Withers was part of the ambitious One World: Together At Home concert, during which different international stars performed a song from home.