In 1974, Living In The City earned Stevie Wonder two Grammy's, Best Rhythmn and Blues Song and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The album the song appeared - Innervisions - won Grammies for Album of the Year and for Best Engineereed Non-Classical Recording. The album has been considered on of the greatest albums of all-time. Stevie Wonder plays all the instruments and provides all the vocals on Living For the City. The song takes on systematic racism in it's story about the struggles of a boy from Mississippi who moves to New York City, when the young man is arrested for drugs and thrown in jail his dreams are crushed. The song addresses many social and political issues. Three days after Innervisions 1973 release, Wonder was in a car accident with a logging truck after a performance in South Carolina. A flying log hit him in the forehead and knocked him unconscious, leaving him in a coma for 4 days.
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