Black History: Special Delivery!!
When we think about musical icons, Stevie Wonder definitely is one of the greatest of all time! His career spans nearly six decades and is still going strong. Today we will be sharing some little known facts about his life.
He wasn’t born blind.
Stevie Wonder’s (1950 – ) lost his sight due to medical complications. As an infant he was placed in an incubator where he received too much oxygen. He was also born with an eye disorder, retinopathy that was related to his premature birth. He was born 6 weeks early. This error combined with the complications associated with his premature birth resulted in permanent blindness.
He was the youngest solo artist to have a #1 Billboard song.
“Fingertips – Part 2”, reached #1 on the Billboard Top 100 when he was just 13 years old. The song also reached #1 the R & B charts in the U.S. This was also a first!Continue reading “Stuff You Might Not Know About Stevie Wonder”