DARC Ethiophile Chronicles
On this day
Another giant of African descent was born.
May 13, 1950 Stevie Wonder "the ultimate musician" was born Steveland Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan. Born blind on May 13, 1950, in Saginaw, Michigan, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Wonder made his recording debut at age 12. He recorded his first hit single in 1963. Over the next decade, Wonder recorded several hit songs, including "Living in the City," "Boogie on a Reggae Woman" and "Isn't She Lovely." His fertile period came to an end in 1979. Wonder's 1980s hits include "I Just Called to Say I Love You" and "Ebony and Ivory." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.