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Stevland Hardaway Morris aka Stevie Wonder is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist born 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. A child prodigy and blind at birth, Wonder is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century. At age 11 Morris auditioned for Motown his own composition "Lonely Boy" and CEO Berry Gordy signed him up to the Tamla Label where he was dubbed Little Stevie Wonder. By the next year he was added to the travelling Motown Review and performed alongside artists like Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes. Wonder recorded eight albums between 1962-71 which contained great singles, but were patchy overall. However, with the release of his next album, Wonder began a creative period when in only four years he recorded five of the greatest albums ever of Contemporary Soul/R&B music: Music of My Mind (1972), Talking Book (1972), Innervisions (1973), Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974) and Songs in the Key of Life (1976). Wonder continued to produce good work but nothing stands up to the works of his classic period. Other outstanding albums include Hotter Than July and the excellent compilation Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium.
Artist Website: steviewonder.org.uk
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