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- Posted on Jun 28th 2010 6:15AM by Stephen Dowling
A somewhat shy looking Eavis joined the soul legend onstage as Wonder sang 'Happy Birthday' to the festival, which this year marked its 40th anniversary, with Eavis joining the crowd in the singalong.
Wonder's closing set started with a dedication to Michael Jackson, whose death occurred the night before last year's Glastonbury. After the laser-accompanied rock opera histrionics of Saturday night headliners Muse, the Sunday night set was less of a visual spectacle and more of a greatest-hits trawl through the 60-year-old Motown legend's back catalogue.
Wonder began with a keytar freak-out before playing 'My Eyes Don't Cry' and 'Master Blaster (Jammin')' and a cover of the Beatles' 'We Can Work It Out.'
Wonder's set was interspersed with some hammy set-pieces between him and his band -- most notably one which saw him drink a "magic potion" in order to be able to sing his 1963 hit 'Fingertips,' the song that made the 13-year-old Wonder a star.
But the occasional indulgent moment couldn't get in the way of a set which included most of the singer's classics, including 'Uptight,' 'Living for the City,' 'Higher Ground' and 'Superstition.'
For his final number -- a finale which most people with a working knowledge of his back catalogue were expecting all weekend -- Wonder paid tribute to Glastonbury, bringing Eavis out centre stage and singing his birthday classic with an arm around his shoulder. This really was the birthday gift to end them all.