Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

His name says it all. He is indeed a wonder.

Founded

May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan

Full Name

Stevland Morris

Date of Birth

May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan

Still Alive

Date of Death

Later Influenced

Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Prince, A Tribe Called Quest, Lenny Kravitz, The Roots, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams

Stevie Wonder at age 13 at the Olympic Theatre in Paris, France, December 27, 1963.
Stevie Wonder at age 13 at the Olympic Theatre in Paris, France, December 27, 1963.

About The artist

Stevie Wonder was a child prodigy who had his first chart topping LP at the age of 12. His pioneering use of synthesizers in the 1970s changed the face of R&B.

Did you know...

He was discovered by Ronnie White of the Miracles. Producer/songwriter Clarence Paul changed his name to Little Stevie Wonder.

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