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Audiences Will Accept New Things From Me, Says Stevie Wonder

Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 22 January 1972

MUSICAL BARRIERS are tumbling down – that's the reckoning of Stevie Wonder, currently on another 20-date European tour. "Audiences used to have a pre-conception of what they were going to hear," he told me as we chatted backstage at the Hammersmith Odeon, "but now they are accepting new things far more easily. Where once you have to give them a string of your biggest hits, you can now venture beyond the usual realms of your music."

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