This segment of Sesame Street has been brought to you by the letter F, as in Funk, and S, as in Stevie Wonder

In 1973, I was 3, so I had no idea while watching Sesame Street what a talk box was, why I didn’t have a blue furry friend like Grover, and what the heck was a Stevie Wonder. I know the answer to the first one, long for the second one, and know a lot more about the latter. The singer (Stevie, not Grover) dominates my fave memories of artists on Sesame Street, ones that invariably surfaces when people talk about the great performances on the show.

Just a side note, I’ve done PR for Sesame Street’s albums for almost a decade now, and still have never been to Sesame Street.