Tuesday, May 18, 2010

ஃ STEVIE WONDER

Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. A prominent figure in popular music during the latter half of the 20th century, Blind from birth, he has recorded more than thirty U.S. Top ten hits, won twenty-two Grammy Awards the most ever won by a solo artist in history, and the lifetime achievement. He has also won an Academy Award for Best Song, and been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters halls of fame. He has also been awarded the Polar Music Prize.



Released in the fall of 1972, Talking Book featured the number-one hit "Superstition", which is one of the most distinctive and famous examples of the sound of the Hohner clavinet keyboard.  On an episode of the children's television show Sesame Street that aired in April 1973, Wonder and his band performed "Superstition".



Talking Book also featured "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", which also peaked at number-one. It has been argued that Wonder touring with The Rolling Stones on their 1972 American Tour, was a major factor behind the success of both "Superstition" and "You Are the Sunshine of My Life". Between them, the two songs won three Grammy Awards.

The album Fulfillingness' First Finale appeared in July 1974 and set two hits high on the pop charts: the #1 "You Haven't Done Nothin'" (a political protest song aimed at Richard Nixon) and the Top Ten "Boogie On Reggae Woman". The Album of the Year was again one of three Grammys won




Stevie Wonder at the Grammy Awards, 1990

9 comments:

foongpc said...

I really admire Stevie Wonder! Very talented musician!

reanaclaire said...

he is a legend.. i like certain songs of his.. carribean queen is his song, right?

wenn said...

love his songs!

CheaHS@n said...

foongpc ~ indeed a great musician and singer.

reanaclaire ~ carribean queen made famous by billy ocean. yeah stevie is a legend.

wenn ~ stevie the wonderful music man.

Pete said...

One of the hot billboard song in the 80s....my favourite too!

bluedreamer27 said...

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bluedreamer27 said...

Stevie is one of my favorite Motown superstar... I like all his songs... especially the song "That's what friend are for"

other motown stars that i love are Diana Ross, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, and more!

CheaHS@n said...

@Pete ~ your karaoke song again haha..

@bluedreamers 27 ~ hi thanks for dropping by. you another music lover too! one of the best motown musician eh..

HappySurfer said...

CheahSan, awesome collection! Thanks for putting them together.