Stevie Wonder Delivers Emotional Performance at Jackson Memorial
07/07/2009 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Wonder then performed "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer," from his 1971 album Where I'm Coming From. Read the lyrics to the song.
The song brought quiet sobs in crowd as he started to sing. "Oh, my God," a fan was heard saying. "I'm going to cry!"
Wonder and Jackson go way back. Wonder was the little one on the Motown record label until Jackson came along. Wonder performed on Jackson's Bad album with the duet "Just Good Friends." Michael returned the favor on Stevie Wonder’s 1987 album Characters, singing on "Get It."