Stevie Wonder turns 70 years old today and to honor his birthday anInstagram Live marathon will play the iconic songwriter, singer and producer’s music for 24 continuous hours.
On Tuesday (May 12), Questlove unveiled that he has linked up with fellow deejays Gilles Peterson, DJ Tara, D-Nice, Natasha Diggs and DJ Spinna to hold a virtual party, titled #24HoursOfStevie, in a celebration of Wonder’s illustrious legacy. Each of them are doing four-hour sets spinning cuts from the music legend’s award-winning catalog.
For those just now hearing about it, the party has already begun. It kicked off at midnight on Wednesday morning (May 13), but the good news is it will be going on until the end of the night so you can head on over. The virtual party is being broadcast through a separate Instagram account set up for Wonder (@swfamily24).
Here is the setlist, courtesy of Questlove:
Questlove: Midnight- 4 a.m. ET
Gilles Peterson: 4 a.m.-8 a.m. ET
DJ Tara: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. ET
Natasha Diggs: 12 p.m-4 p.m ET
D-Nice: 4 p.m-8 p.m ET
DJ Spinna: 8 p.m.- TBD
In celebration of Stevie Wonder, let’s take a trip down memory lane with some his most cherished hits, starting with “Happy Birthday!”
(Photo: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Wonder Productions)