History Music / StevieWonder

10th Jun '16 10:31:09 AM NWolfman
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* NWordPrivileges: Expect him to make at least one passing joke about where the cue cards are, or how he's just [[{{Troll}} trolling]] about being blind are at least once during a show.
** Behold, this moment when [[http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--C3bZlQ1n--/flz66vzhbmfdstq44qdl.gif presenting an award at the 1998 GRAMMYs.]]
** During his 2015 Music/SongsInTheKeyOfLife tour, when he played "Black Man," he made a crack about all races being the same to him because he can't see them anyway.

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* NWordPrivileges: Expect him to make at least one passing joke Nobody makes more jokes about his blindness that Stevie himself. Notable examples include a crack about all races being the same to him because he can't see them, asking where the cue cards are, or how he's just [[{{Troll}} trolling]] about being blind are at least once during a show.
** Behold,
TV appearances and this moment when [[http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--C3bZlQ1n--/flz66vzhbmfdstq44qdl.gif presenting an award at the 1998 GRAMMYs.]]
** During his 2015 Music/SongsInTheKeyOfLife tour, when he played "Black Man," he made a crack about all races being the same to him because he can't see them anyway.
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5th Feb '16 8:24:14 PM Schroeder1174
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Blind from birth, '''Stevie Wonder''' [[note]]real name Stevland Morris[[/note]] (born May 13, 1950) first became famous as "Little" Stevie Wonder as a supporting act on the Creator/{{Motown}} Records roster. He could play keyboards and various percussion instruments, but it was his harmonica talents that most impressed Berry Gordy, and featured in Wonder's first hit, "Fingertips Part 2" (1963), a live recording of a mostly improptu performance. (Listen closely, and you'll hear the bassist for Martha Reeves and the Vandellas stammering, "What key? What key?" after he got on stage thinking Stevie was done performing.)

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Blind from birth, '''Stevie Wonder''' [[note]]real name Stevland Morris[[/note]] (born May 13, 1950) first became famous as "Little" Stevie Wonder as a supporting act on the Creator/{{Motown}} Records roster. He could play keyboards and various percussion instruments, but it was his harmonica talents that most impressed Berry Gordy, and featured in Wonder's first hit, "Fingertips Part 2" (1963), a live recording of a mostly improptu impromptu performance. (Listen closely, and you'll hear the bassist for Martha Reeves and the Vandellas stammering, "What key? What key?" after he got on stage thinking Stevie was done performing.)



* GenreAdultery: 1979's ''Stevie Wonder's Journey Through "The Secret Life of Plants"''--his first album since his MagnumOpus, ''Songs in the Key of Life.'' Despite being billed as a soundtrack for a documentary, the album dipped heavily into New Age and worldbeat music--while ''simultaneously'' suffering from "synthesizeritis." It included a nine-minute proto-house track called "Race Babbling." All in all, it was a style he never returned to.
** In 1968 he recorded an album of GenreMotif/EasyListening instrumentals, under the name [[SdrawkcabAlias Eivets Rednow]].
20th Dec '15 8:56:11 PM Quag15
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14th Dec '15 9:25:55 PM snoopdoggydre
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*GenreBuster: Although most of his music is classified as soul or funk, it's actually a lot more complicated than that. Think of it as R&B and Rock mixed with the sophistication of Jazz-Fusion.
10th Nov '15 5:49:41 PM nombretomado
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* ProtestSong: Released many socially-conscious songs throughout the 1970s, including songs that criticized Republican politics (particulary those of RichardNixon), and addressed racial inequality and civil rights issues.

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* ProtestSong: Released many socially-conscious songs throughout the 1970s, including songs that criticized Republican politics (particulary those of RichardNixon), UsefulNotes/RichardNixon), and addressed racial inequality and civil rights issues.
18th Oct '15 12:36:07 PM coinneach
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* RefrainFromAssuming: The song is "Sir Duke," not "You Can Feel It All Over."
8th Oct '15 4:03:02 PM wrestlingdog909
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** During his 2015 Music/SongsInTheKeyOfLife tour, when he played "Black Man," he made a crack about all races being the same to him because he can't see them anyway.
28th Aug '15 11:26:39 PM Mdumas43073
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Even at his young age, Wonder attempted to be progressive with his singing and song choices, notably his recording the Music/BobDylan song "Blowin' In the Wind" which some at Motown thought was a mistake. While several of his [[TheSixties 1960s]] hits, particularly "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" and his cover of "For Once In My Life", have proved durable, it's his material starting with 1972's ''Music/TalkingBook'' up through 1976's ''Music/SongsInTheKeyOfLife'' that are probably his most popular and critically well regarded. These songs even broke the alleged Album Rock "color barrier", thanks in no small part to his performing the ''Talking Book'' material on a tour with Music/TheRollingStones at that time.

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Even at his young age, Wonder attempted to be progressive with his singing and song choices, notably his recording the Music/BobDylan song "Blowin' In in the Wind" Wind", which some at Motown thought was a mistake. While several of his [[TheSixties 1960s]] hits, particularly "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" and his cover of "For Once In My Life", have proved durable, it's his material starting with 1972's ''Music/TalkingBook'' up through 1976's ''Music/SongsInTheKeyOfLife'' that are probably his most popular and critically well regarded. These songs even broke the alleged Album Rock "color barrier", thanks in no small part to his performing the ''Talking Book'' material on a tour with Music/TheRollingStones at that time.
28th Aug '15 11:26:08 PM Mdumas43073
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Blind from birth, '''Stevie Wonder''' [[note]]real name Stevland Morris[[/note]] (1950-) first became famous as "Little" Stevie Wonder as a supporting act on the Creator/{{Motown}} Records roster. He could play keyboards and various percussion instruments, but it was his harmonica talents that most impressed Berry Gordy, and featured in Wonder's first hit, "Fingertips Part 2" (1963), a live recording of a mostly improptu performance. (Listen closely, and you'll hear the bassist for Martha Reeves and the Vandellas stammering, "What key? What key?" after he got on stage thinking Stevie was done performing.)

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Blind from birth, '''Stevie Wonder''' [[note]]real name Stevland Morris[[/note]] (1950-) (born May 13, 1950) first became famous as "Little" Stevie Wonder as a supporting act on the Creator/{{Motown}} Records roster. He could play keyboards and various percussion instruments, but it was his harmonica talents that most impressed Berry Gordy, and featured in Wonder's first hit, "Fingertips Part 2" (1963), a live recording of a mostly improptu performance. (Listen closely, and you'll hear the bassist for Martha Reeves and the Vandellas stammering, "What key? What key?" after he got on stage thinking Stevie was done performing.)
28th Aug '15 11:24:27 PM Mdumas43073
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Blind from birth, Stevie Wonder [[note]]real name Stevland Morris[[/note]] (1950-) first became famous as "Little" Stevie Wonder as a supporting act on the Creator/{{Motown}} Records roster. He could play keyboards and various percussion instruments, but it was his harmonica talents that most impressed Berry Gordy, and featured in Wonder's first hit, "Fingertips Part 2" (1963), a live recording of a mostly improptu performance. (Listen closely, and you'll hear the bassist for Martha Reeves and the Vandellas stammering, "What key? What key?" after he got on stage thinking Stevie was done performing.)

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Blind from birth, Stevie Wonder '''Stevie Wonder''' [[note]]real name Stevland Morris[[/note]] (1950-) first became famous as "Little" Stevie Wonder as a supporting act on the Creator/{{Motown}} Records roster. He could play keyboards and various percussion instruments, but it was his harmonica talents that most impressed Berry Gordy, and featured in Wonder's first hit, "Fingertips Part 2" (1963), a live recording of a mostly improptu performance. (Listen closely, and you'll hear the bassist for Martha Reeves and the Vandellas stammering, "What key? What key?" after he got on stage thinking Stevie was done performing.)



* ProtestSong: Released many socially-conscious songs throughout the 1970s, including songs that criticized Republican politics (particulary those of Richard Nixon), racial inequality and civil rights issues.

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* ProtestSong: Released many socially-conscious songs throughout the 1970s, including songs that criticized Republican politics (particulary those of Richard Nixon), RichardNixon), and addressed racial inequality and civil rights issues.
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