Soul legend also praises Amy Winehouse at intimate gig
The superstar, who who will be performing in Europe for the first time in over a decade, took part in a question and answer session with journalists at the Hard Rock Café in central London‘s Piccadilly before playing a short set of hits.
Asked what he thought of Democratic US presidential nominee Obama, Wonder said: “He’s a combination of JFK [John F Kennedy, former US President, assassinated in 1963], and Martin Luther King. With that he can’t lose.”
Later, when asked what he thought about Winehouse, Wonder admitted: “She reminds me of a young Etta James. ‘Rehab’ is a very good song. The CD [‘Back To Black’] was good, my daughter turned me onto it.”
The star then went on to play a short set, although the opening ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ ground to a halt due to technical problems.
Wonder took requests, the majority of which were for ‘Superstition’, which he closed the eight-song set with.
Stevie Wonder played:
‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’
‘It Ain’t No Use’
‘Bird Of Beauty’
‘All I Do’
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