Synopsis:

There's a lot more to these legendary musicians than just "Ebony and Ivory." We discuss not only their collaborations, but also the ways in which McCartney and Wonder have influenced each other's music over the past 50 years. We'll explore songs such as "My Cherie Amour," "Arrow Through Me," and many others.


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The Beatles made their adoration for the Motown sound apparent by covering many songs by Motown artists. By doing this, the Beatles helped expand Motown's audience. Stevie Wonder became a Motown artist in 1961 at age 11:


Stevie Wonder performed "We Can Work It Out" at The Beatles 50th Anniversary Tribute in 2014:


The bootleg known as "A Toot and a Snore in '74" documents the first time Paul McCartney and John Lennon had performed together since the breakup of the Beatles. Also participating in this session was Stevie Wonder:


Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder's duet, "Ebony and Ivory", was a massive hit in 1982. The video was innovative in its time because the two men were filmed separately (Wonder in Los Angeles and McCartney in London) and edited together: