Stevie Wonder, John Legend headline Motown tribute concert
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder jammed with his harmonica, John Legend crooned while playing the piano and Ciara pranced onstage dressed like Rick James at Motown Records’ 60th anniversary concert.
Wonder closed out the all-star lineup performing more than a half-dozen songs at the “Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration” at the Microsoft Theater on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The tribute hosted by Smokey Robinson and Cedric the Entertainer will air April 21 on CBS.
Motown founder Berry Gordy said he fulfilled his dreams of creating a record label to make music for “all people.” The historic African-American label started in 1959 was home to numerous music artists including Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, The Temptations and The Supremes.
The lineup also included Diana Ross, Ne-Yo, Meghan Trainor, Fantasia and Chloe x Halle.