Stevie Wonder - Sondz

Overview

Stevland Hardaway Morris ( Judkins; May 13, 1950), known professionally as Stevie Wonder, is an American singer and musician, who is credited as a pioneer and influence by musicians across a range of genres that includes rhythm and blues, pop, soul, gospel, funk and jazz. A virtual one-man band, Wonder's use of synthesizers and other electronic musical instruments during the 1970s, reshaped the conventions of R&B. He also helped drive the genre into the album era, crafting his LPs as cohesive, consistent socially conscious statements with complex compositions. Blind since shortly after his birth, Wonder was a child prodigy who signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11, where he was given the professional name Little Stevie Wonder.

Wonder's single "Fingertips" was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963, at the age of 13, making him the youngest artist ever ...

Facts

Also performed asWonderloveThe Black BullEl Toro NegroEivets Rednow
Also known asStevland Hardaway Morris
Born13 May 1950 (Age: 72), in Saginaw
AreaUnited States
Years active60
StatusActive
GenderMale
Married to

Syreeta (1970-1972)

Parent(s)Lula Mae Hardaway
ChildrenAisha Morris
Role(s)ProducerKeyboardVocalComposerProgramming
Label(s)MotownTamlaTamla MotownAudio FidelityMobile Fidelity Sound LabLive & AliveEMIRepublic Records[no label]Arista
Label managementWonDirection (label founder)Black Bull Music, Inc. (personal publisher)

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Malcolm Cecil
Malcolm CecilProducer (associate)EngineerProgrammingProgramming (Moog)Bass guitar
Henry Cosby
Henry CosbyProducer
Gary Olazabal
Gary OlazabalEngineerMix
Robert Margouleff
Robert MargouleffProducer (associate)EngineerProgrammingProgramming (Moog)
Nathan Watts
Nathan WattsBassBass guitarHandclapsPercussionBackground vocals
Hank Redd
Hank ReddSaxophoneAlto saxophoneTenor saxophoneHandclaps
Ben Bridges
Ben BridgesGuitarCreditBackground vocals
Bob Harlan
Bob HarlanEngineer (assistant)
James Jamerson
James JamersonBassAcoustic bass guitarBass guitar
Shirley Brewer
Shirley BrewerBackground vocalsHandclapsPercussionVocal