Wonder Motown

‘Stevie Wonder’ was born in ‘Saginaw’, ‘Michigan’, in (1950) is a singer-songwriter and record producer. Among ‘Wonder’ works are singles such as “Superstition”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You”; and albums such as ‘Talking Book’, ‘Innervisions’ and ‘Songs in the Key of Life’. He has recorded more than thirty ‘United States’ top ten hits and received twenty-two ‘Grammy Awards’.

In (1961), when aged 11, ‘Wonder’ sang his own composition, “Lonely Boy”, to ‘Ronnie White’ of the ‘Miracles’; White then took Wonder and his mother to an audition at ‘Motown’, where ‘CEO’ ‘Berry Gordy’ signed ‘Wonder’ to ‘Motown Tamla’ label. At the end of (1962), when ‘Wonder’ was 12 years old, he joined the ‘Motortown Revue’, touring the “chitlin circuit” theatres across ‘America’ that accepted black artists. At the ‘Regal Theater’, ‘Chicago’ his 20-minute performance was recorded and released in May (1963) as the album ‘Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius’.

Released in late (1972), ‘Talking Book’ featured the No. 1 hit “Superstition”, is one of the most distinctive and famous examples of the sound of the ‘Hohner’ clavinet keyboard. ‘Book’ also featured “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, which also peaked at No. 1. During the same time as the album release By (1975), in his 25th year, ‘Wonder’ had won two consecutive ‘Grammy Awards’: in (1974) for ‘Innervisions’ and in (1975) for ‘Fulfillingness First Finale’.

The (1980) saw ‘Wonder’ achieving his biggest hits and highest level of fame; he had increased album sales, charity participation, high-profile collaborations, political impact, and television appearances. ‘Wonder’ was in a featured duet with ‘Bruce Springsteen’ on the all-star charity single for ‘African Famine Relief’, “We Are the World”.


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