Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan, his name was later legally changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris and would become one of the most prominent singer, songwriter, musician and record producer figures of the 20th Century,

Blind at birth, Stevie Wonder, barely into his teens, recorded the first of nine #1 hits with “Fingertips – Part 2 in 1963. The others, “Superstition” in 1972, “You Are The Sunshine of My Life” in 1973, “You Haven’t Done Nothing,” and “Boogie On Reggae Woman” in 1974, “I Wish” in 1976, “Sir Duke” in 1977, “Ebony and Ivory” with Paul McCartney in 1982, “I Just Called to Say I Loved You” in 1984, “Part Time Lover” in 1985 and “That’s What Friends Are For” with Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight and others in 1985.

A musical genius, Stevie Wonder plays the harmonica, drums, piano, organ, synthesizer, guitar and several other instruments in creating more than sixty Hit Parade efforts, including million sellers, “Uptight,” “Blowing in the Wind,” “A Place in the Sun, “ “I Was Made to Love Her,” “Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Da-Day,” “For Once In My Life,” “My Cherie Amour,” “Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” “Heaven Help Us All,” “If You Really Love Me,” “Higher Ground,” “Living For The City,” “Boggie On Reggae Woman,” “Send One Your Love,” “Master Blaster,” and “That Girl.”

Honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Stevie Wonder was awarded two dozen Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Song and in 1989, inducted into the  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and honored by the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 1999. Stevie was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2008.