|Stevie Wonder/see photo credit|
Well, first I read it on facebook this morning....it's Stevie Wonder's birthday, born May 13th, 1950. I love Stevie Wonder's music....my Steve does many of his tunes.
Let's see....'hum' CARA CLARKE POWERS did ' I Wish' [thanks ]. I guess, that's when 'I' first became interested in his [Wonders] lyrics...different than the usual. run-of-the-mill tunes out there. I really began to listen and notice his talent.
Over the years BARTLETT has done several tunes, and I have seen many YOUTUBE videos of Stevie Wonders performances...AND, really enjoyed then by the way.
O.K., I found out that Stevie Wonder was a child prodigy....and signed with MOTOWN's Tamia lable at the age of 11, he also wrote his first song, calld 'Lonely Boy'....I'll try to find a copy and post it here..
. This is a quote from WIKIPEDIA.." He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists." He worked hard to make MARTIN LUTHER KING jr.s birthday a National Holiday, and has been active in polical projects that he believed in....was named a UNITED NATIONs MESSENGER of PEACE in 2009.
I'm gonna post severasl video links of Stevie wONDER'Ss tunes below. The basslines are always cool, lyrics truthful and original, see if you agree.
Wonder has been married offically twice, has at least 9 children and has been blind since shortly after birth. [he was a premie, given alotta oxygen, the doctor's didn't know any better, back then and he developed " retinopathy of prematurity (ROP),". Happy Birthday, Mr. Wonder, and you are'.... Jan
PHOTO CREDIT; Go HERE.
Stevie Wonder video links below.....Gotta go with Steve, will finish when I get home..