Wonder, Stevie

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Name
Wonder, Stevie Gender: M
Steveland Judkins Morris
born on 13 May 1950 at 16:15 (= 4:15 PM )
Place Saginaw, Michigan, 43n25, 83w57
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 22°31' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°19 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 12°15'



Stevie Wonder
photo: Antonio Cruz/ABr, license cc-by-3.0

Biography

American musician, a singer and performer who has been given many awards, not only for his talent but for doing benefit concerts and philanthropic contributions, as well as his inspirational quality of character.

Wonder has been blind from birth due to being given too much oxygen while in an incubator. He was weaned on the music of Ray Charles and learned to play piano, drums and harmonica by the time he was seven. In 1960, while a member of the Whitestone Baptist Church choir with his mom and four brothers and sisters, he was taken by a friend to meet Berry Gordy. Gordy signed the ten-year-old prodigy to a long-term contract, and he had his first single and his live debut in 1962. He was hitting the top of the charts by 1963.

Wonder enrolled in a school for the blind, and made a movie debut in 1964, followed by a tour the following year, still a teenager.

On 8/06/1973, Wonder was in a serious car accident. After recovering from a four-day coma, he had lost his sense of smell.

He has two daughters with his companion Yolanda Simmons, Aisha Zakia on 4/05/1973 and Kita Swan Di in 4/1979. On 1/18/1989, he was inducted into the R'N'R Hall of Fame.

The musician’s wife Kai gave him a surprise present on his 55th birthday, May 13, 2005 when she gave birth to their second son.

The singer’s mother died on May 31, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA at age 76.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1960 (Berry Gordy at a concert)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1962 (First single and live debut)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 5 April 1973 (Daughter Aisha Zakia born)
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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 6 August 1973 (Intense car crash, lost sense of smell, coma)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities April 1979 (Daughter Kita Swan Di born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 13 May 2005 (Second son born on Wonder's 55th birthday)
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Source Notes

Lynne Palmer quotes him. (PC gave 4:20 PM CST as "personal," not confirmed.)

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Blind from birth due to too much oxygen)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Car crash, coma and loss of sense of smell)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (One of five)
  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Companion Yolanda Simmons)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Contributions and benfit concerts)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Harmonica, piano and drums)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Rock n' Roll)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Multiple awards)

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