Today in Music History: Stevie Wonder is 64 today

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Birthday Highlight:

Stevie Wonder is 64 today. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of eleven and continues to perform and record to this day.

Also, Today In:

1967 - The Supremes scored their 10th US No.1 single with "The Happening."

1969 - Led Zeppelin became the first major British rock group to appear in Hawaii, when they appeared at The Civic Auditorium, Honolulu.

1971 - Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane crashed her Mercedes into a wall near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and was hospitalised.

2003 - Michael Jackson launched a court case suing Motown Records. Jackson filed the lawsuit in LA, saying he hadn't been paid royalties due for the music he did with the Jackson Five in the 60s and 70s. The singer also claimed his music had been used in TV ads without his permission.

2011 - "Like A Rolling Stone" was voted as Bob Dylan's best-ever song by Rolling Stone Magazine, who had asked the opinions of a panel of writers, academics and musicians to compile a poll to mark Dylan's 70th birthday on May 24th of that year.