Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground (Live on Beat-Club in 1974)

This is Stevie Wonder on Musikladen – Beat-Club – a German music TV show in the 1970s. Online, I’ve read in several spots that this occurred in 1974, but in a few others, the claim is 1973. One reference I read said he made this stop as part of his 1974 European Tour, so that’s what I’m going with – 1974.

“Higher Ground” is one of Stevie Wonder’s best known songs, and if you’ll recall, The Red Hot Chili Peppers covered it back in the 1980s. The whole concert is up on YouTube, and well worth watching. If you watch the video all the way through – and you should – it might feel like they’re cutting the song off right when the jam begins, but they’re not. It’s an abrupt transition to “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing”, and they cut it a second or three too early.