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Song of the day: Stevie Wonder- Sir Duke

stevie wonder sir duke

In 1977, Stevie Wonder released an ode to Duke Ellington. Two of Wonder’s idols, Wes Montgomery and Dinah Washington, had already died when he wanted to work with them. In 1974, Duke Ellington passed away. He wanted to show his ‘love’ for those inspirations, and knew the title from the start. Therefore, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald are also included in the song. The song was a number 1 hit in the US and a number 2 hit in the UK. Enjoy

Stevie Wonder- Sir Duke