On the Turntable Vol. 11: Fulfillingness’ First Finale / The Doors



Fulfillingness’ First Finale is a 1974 album by Stevie Wonder; widely considered one of the albums from his “classic period”. Released on July 22, 1974 on the Tamla label, it is Wonder’s nineteenth album overall, and seventeenth studio album. According to Billboard magazine, it was Wonder’s first studio album to top the Pop Albums chart where it remained for two weeks, while it was his third album to top the R&B/Black Albums chart where it spent nine non-consecutive weeks. As has become his custom, Stevie Wonder plays almost all of the instruments on FFF. More than it predecessors, FFF abounds with other voices, including cameo appearances by the Jackson 5, the Persuasions, and — would you believe — Paul Anka!


The Doors was not only one of the albums most central to the progression of psychedelic rock; it is also one of the most acclaimed recordings in all of popular music. In 2012, it was ranked number 42 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 greatest albums of all time. The original album has sold 20 million copies, and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame; “Light My Fire” was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It has been reissued several times on CD, including a 2007 remaster and a 2017 “50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.”