Stevie Wonder has been blind his entire life. He lives in a world of visual darkness. His music, however, has colored the world with brightness, joy, and hope. From his humble beginnings in Saginaw, Michigan, Stevie quickly rose to musical stardom. At thirteen years old, he was the youngest star at Motown Records. By the age of twenty-one, Stevie Wonder was known throughout the world as a musical…
The World in Darkness - Miracle Baby, His Own Way Of Seeing, Detroit And Change, Using Sound To See The World
Stevie Wonder remembers when he first became aware that he was blind. Stevie said, “I'd be wallowing around in the grass back of the house, and I'd get myself and my clothes soiled. My mother would get on me about that. She explained that I couldn't move about so much, that I'd have to try and stay in one place.” This was when Stevie was about five years …
Stevie Wonder's initial interest in music came from its ability to teach him about his world.
Stevie was a good musician, but his talent was still raw. He needed to sharpen his skills as both a musician and a singer. His harmonica playing had incredible range. A few years before, his uncle had given Stevie a Hohner chromatic harmonica to replace the four-note toy he'd played on. Stevie then really began to play. He used his hearing to pull every note he could from that harmonica. …
Coming of Age at Motown - Managing Music And School, Short Homecomings, Back On Top–this Time To Stay, Growing Up And Away
Stevie Wonder may have been a star at thirteen, but he was still a boy.
In 1970, Stevie Wonder produced his second album, Where I'm Coming From.
The 1980s - American Musical Tastes, Motown Reunion And Saturday Night Live, Jesse Jackson And The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
In the 1980s, Stevie Wonder cut the amount of time he spent in the studio.
Always New Directions - Peace Of Mind, A Lifetime Of Work, Sighted For The Millennium, A New Century, The Same Love
As the 1990s began, Stevie continued working with other artists.