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Stevie Wonder:

Stevie Wonder By Matt Mitchell

Stevie’s Early Years:

Stevie’s Early Years Stevland Hardaway Judkins was born on May 13, 1950. Before he was born, he received too much oxygen as a premature baby which ended up making him become blind. Shortly after he was born, his mother remarried and Stevland Hardaway Judkins became Stevland Morris. When Stevland was four, his family moved to Detroit where they found he had a love for music when he joined his local church’s choir.

The Beginning of His New Life:

The Beginning of His New Life Before the age of ten, Stevland taught himself how to play the harmonica, drums, and piano. When Stevland was eleven, Ronnie White, from the Motown band The Miracles, found out about Stevland’s talent and without a breath, introduced him to Motown founder, Berry Gordy, Jr.

Stevie Wonder as a Young Man:

Stevie Wonder as a Young Man

The Beginning of His New Life (continued):

The Beginning of His New Life (continued) In 1962, “Little Stevie Wonder” made a debut album, Little Stevie Wonder the 12 Year Old Genius . In 1964, he dropped “Little” from his name and became Stevie Wonder.

The 1970’s for Stevie:

The 1970’s for Stevie In 1971, Stevie negotiated a new deal with Motown that gave him almost total control over his music. Stevie came out with four of his most outstanding albums - Talking Book ,1972; Innervisions ,1973; Fulfillingness ’ First Finale ,1974; and Songs in The Key of Life ,1976. Stevie Wonder won 15 Grammies over the 1970’s.

The 1970’s for Stevie:

The 1970’s for Stevie

The Star-Struck 1980’s:

The Star-Struck 1980’s In 1984, Stevie won an Oscar for a soundtrack single in the movie, The Woman in Red . Stevie joined up with Paul McCartney making the hit of 1982, Ebony and Ivory .

This is What I Call a Fulfilling Musical Life:

This is What I Call a Fulfilling Musical Life In total, Stevie has won 25 Grammys including a Lifetime Achievement Award and he was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stevie Wonder has reached amazing musical heights despite being blind.

This is What I Call a Fulfilling Musical Life!:

This is What I Call a Fulfilling Musical Life!

Bibliography:

Bibliography www.biography.com/people/stevie-wonder-9536078

Stevie Wonder:

Stevie Wonder By Matt Mitchell

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