Monday, January 10, 2011

Stevie Wonder - Voice Your Choice

Stevie Wonder, was born Steveland Morris on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan and blind since birth. He was only 13 at the time of his first hit Fingertips Pt 2. He was signed to Motown Records as a backup singer when he was only 10 years old! He was named Little Stevie Wonder by Motown owner Berry Gordy Jr.

Stevie has received many awards, including his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and in 1996 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammy Awards.

Since his first charting single, Fingertips Pt 2, a number one record for three weeks in 1963 through 1997 1997, he appeared a total of 65 times on the Billboard chart. He has had an astounding 28 Top Ten hits, including 10 Number One songs!

It was no easy task trying to select just two songs from his increbible repertoire for Voice Your Choice this week on Treasure Island Oldies. Here they are: I Was Made To love Her and My Cherie Amour. Do you have a preference for once of these top ten songs? Come to Treasure Island Oldies and cast your vote. We'll play the song with the highest results in Hour 3 of this week's show.