Wonderful Stevie Wonder

 

On 23rd October 1962 Little Stevie Wonder recorded his first song for Motown Records.  The single bombed.

It was “Thank You For Loving Me All The Way” and was released when he was only 12-years-old, giving him the title of “child prodigy” and making him the youngest artist ever to reach No.1.

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  1. […] Today is Stevie Wonder’s birthday: American singer-songwriter and musician Stevland Hardaway Morris was born on 13 May 1950 in Michigan.He became blind shortly after his birth, because, having been born six weeks premature, he was placed in an incubator which contained too much oxygen , resulting in Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), an eye disorder caused by the presence of abnormal blood vessels throughout the retina.Even as a child, however, Stevie never let his vision disorder hold him back. At the age of five, he told his mother: “Don’t worry about me being blind, because I’m happy”, a statement he also confirmed to Oprah in 2004.He taught himself how to play the piano, harmonica, and drums, becoming a child prodigy who signed a contract with Motown Records at the age of 11, where he was given the professional name of Little Stevie Wonder. (see here) […]

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