Happy Birthday Steve Wonder (May 13)!

Happy Birthday to Stevie Wonder, born on May 13, 1950!

It's almost impossible to single out the defining moment in a career as rich and varied as Stevie Wonder's.  Starting out as the beloved and exasperating mascot of "Hitsville U.S.A." (a.k.a. Motown), Wonder matured with his generation and towered over the music of the 1970s with a series of barrier-transcending albums as brilliant and penetrating as anything in the history of rock or soul.  By the time he spearheaded the successful drive to have Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday declared a national holiday, Wonder had surpassed the status of musical superstar and established himself, for better and sometimes worse, as a national icon.

Happy Birthday to Stevie Wonder, born on May 13, 1950!

It's almost impossible to single out the defining moment in a career as rich and varied as Stevie Wonder's.  Starting out as the beloved and exasperating mascot of "Hitsville U.S.A." (a.k.a. Motown), Wonder matured with his generation and towered over the music of the 1970s with a series of barrier-transcending albums as brilliant and penetrating as anything in the history of rock or soul.  By the time he spearheaded the successful drive to have Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday declared a national holiday, Wonder had surpassed the status of musical superstar and established himself, for better and sometimes worse, as a national icon.

 
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