Other well-known works by Felix include his amazing 1825 Octet (written when he was 16) … the world-famous Wedding March from equally-fine 1842 incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream … and his third or Scottish Symphony.
Stevie Wonder becomes 21 years old and gets the first $1 million out of the $30 million he’s already earned.
Wonder had signed with Motown in 1961, when he was 10. His Sep. 1962 debut album was The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie. On May 21, 1963, Motown released Fingertips, on which he sang and played bongos and the harmonica (and Marvin Gaye played drums!). It became a US#1 hit in August — as did the album Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius — and ‘a star is born’.
Hand in Glove gets little attention, but their October single This Charming Man rises to UK#8. Four studio albums follow before Marr leaves in 1987.
They’ve been called ‘one of the most important bands to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s’.
Narrow Stairs cover
The band’s first 3 albums failed to chart, while Oct. 7, 2003 fourth album Transatlanticism barely made it (US#97). Finally Aug. 30, 2005 album Plans made US#4 and the band subsequently stayed gold. It’s track Soul Meets Body was the band’s top-charting single (USAlt#5) until You Are a Tourist made USAlt#1 in July, 2011.