Monday, July 14, 2008

Little Stevie Wonder - Finger Tips

Stevie Wonder was born prematurely, which caused him to be blind, on May 13, 1950. He took up piano at age 7, and had mastered it by age 9. He taught himself to play the harmonica and the drums, and had mastered both by age ten. Wonder also learned to play the bass during his early years at Motown. Motown founder Berry Gordy signed him at age 11, impressed by his many musical talents. At the age of thirteen, he had a major hit, "Fingertips (Pt. 2)", a 1963 single taken from a live recording of a Motor Town Revue performance, issued on the album, "Recorded Live-Little Stevie Wonder, The 12 Year-Old Genius". The song, featuring Wonder on vocals, bongos, and harmonica, and a young Marvin Gaye on drums, was a #1 hit on the U.S. pop and R&B charts and launched him into the public consciousness.

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