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Stevie Wonder at the Grammy Awards
|Birth name||Stevland Hardaway Judkins|
|Born||May 13, 1950|
|Origin||Saginaw, Michigan, United States|
|Genres||Rhythm and blues, motown, soul, jazz|
|Occupations||Singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, activist|
|Instruments||Vocals, synthesizer, piano, keyboards, guitar, harmonica, drums, bass guitar, congas, bongos, clarinet, melodica, keytar, accordion|
Stevie Wonder was born on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. His real name is Steveland Hardaway Judkins but he changed his last name to his mother's married name, Morris, and it has been his surname ever since.
He is an American singer, songwriter, producer, musician, humanitarian, and social activist. He has been blind nearly since his birth. Wonder became one of the most successful and well-known artists on the Motown label. He has recorded 23 albums and many hit singles, and written and produced songs for many of his labelmates and other artists as well. Wonder plays the drums, guitar, synthesizers, congas, and most famously the piano, harmonica, and the keyboard.
Wonder said in 2013 that he will release 2 new albums in 2014, and is making a third.
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- Stevie Wonder at The Songwriters Hall of Fame website
- Hear Stevie Wonder (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).