On this day 23 October 1962, 12 year old Little Stevie Wonder recorded his first single for Motown Records, 'Thank You For Loving Me All The Way.'
Composed by Clarence Paul / Eddie
Holland / William Stevenson. Produced & Arranged by Clarence Paul & William Stevenson
Musicians - Funk Brothers. Released as B side to Castles In The Air in January 1964.
The soulful, bossa nova-inflected track—anchored by a still-subversive lyrical twist at track's end—was hardly a runaway success, but kicked off the career of one of the most influential and important songwriters in 20th century music.