Throwback Thursday: Little Stevie Wonder

Throwback Thursday: Little Stevie Wonder

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On this day in 1963, a 13-year old Stevie Wonder (then known as Little Stevie Wonder) made his US singles chart debut with “Fingertips Parts One and Two.” Born blind, Wonder was a musical prodigy, mastering the harmonica, the drums, and piano by the age of eight. A Detroit native, Wonder was signed to Motown Records in 1961 at the age of eleven. “Fingertips Parts One and Two” was recorded during a live Motor Town Revue performance and features a young Marvin Gaye on drums. It was the first live, non-studio recording to reach Number 1 on the singles chart in the US since 1952.

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