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Stevie Wonder breaks from his dinner to play guitar at LA restaurant for spontaneous 35-minute set

Stevie Wonder breaks from his dinner to play guitar for 35 minutes at LA restaurant for spontaneous set including My Cherie Amour and Superstition

Stevie Wonder thrilled diners at an upscale Los Angeles eatery on Friday night when he decided to break from his meal and perform onstage.

The music icon, 68, was enjoying a meal at Westwood’s Skylight Gardens, sources told TMZ. Wonder ventured toward the stage to join musician Nelson Cade III, who shared the performance on his Instagram account.

The Living for the City artist performed on a flat instrument akin to a steel guitar, which he plucked for a 35-minute set that included two of his most-famous tracks: 1969’s My Cherie Amour and 1974’s Superstition.

Surprise! Stevie Wonder thrilled diners at an upscale Los Angeles eatery on Friday night when he decided to break from his meal and perform onstage. He posed with musician Nelson Cade III, who called their set 'an actual life changing moment' in an Instagram post

Surprise! Stevie Wonder thrilled diners at an upscale Los Angeles eatery on Friday night when he decided to break from his meal and perform onstage. He posed with musician Nelson Cade III, who called their set ‘an actual life changing moment’ in an Instagram post 

Wonder and Cade, who was working on an acoustic guitarist, also played the John Lennon classic Imagine.

Cade called the opportunity to perform alongside Wonder ‘an actual life changing moment’ in an Instagram post he shared Saturday. 

‘I’ve officially been granted the affirmation that every artist desperately craves,’ Cade said. ‘It was just a Friday night doing what I love, then it turned into a night I’ll always remember.’

He noted that ‘when opportunity comes knocking, you do your best to keep it together,’ and that Wonder ‘just wanted to play with me, so we played,’ adding, ‘I played with a legend.’

Why not? Wonder was a meal at Westwood's Skylight Gardens when he decided to play

Why not? Wonder was a meal at Westwood’s Skylight Gardens when he decided to play

Once in a lifetime: Cade said, 'I have no words to express how amazing this is' about his set alongside the musical icon

Once in a lifetime: Cade said, ‘I have no words to express how amazing this is’ about his set alongside the musical icon 

Cade opened up about his exchange with the 25-time Grammy winner.

‘After all was said and done, we sat down and had a nice little chat and he shook my hand and said, “I can’t wait to hear your EP,”‘ Cade said. ‘I have no words to express how amazing this is. Thank you.’

Cade shared a pair of clips from the performance, which had patrons at the restaurant marveling over their luck in being at the right place at the right time. 

Crowd pleaser: Wonder performed in a 35-minute set that included two of his most-famous tracks: 1969's My Cherie Amour and 1974's Superstition

Crowd pleaser: Wonder performed in a 35-minute set that included two of his most-famous tracks: 1969’s My Cherie Amour and 1974’s Superstition 

Right place at the right time: Diners stopped what they were doing amid the spontaneous performance

Right place at the right time: Diners stopped what they were doing amid the spontaneous performance 

Good advice: Cade said that 'when opportunity comes knocking, you do your best to keep it together'

Good advice: Cade said that ‘when opportunity comes knocking, you do your best to keep it together’


Daily Mail UK

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