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Stevie Wonder

steviE WONDer

YEAR

1989

INDUCTED BY

Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel)

CATEGORY

performers

Stevie Prodigy, Stevie Miracle, Stevie Wonder.

Stevie Wonder was quite literally born to make music—he was discovered at age 12. His voice, his virtuosity on piano, his songwriting and his unflagging conscience are just a small sample of the qualities that make him a musical marvel.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

HALL OF FAME
ESSAY

By Michael Hill

Even among Motown’s greats, Stevie Wonder surely remains unique.

He has pursued an ever-expanding vision, creating work that stands alone in the Motown canon for its unflagging adventurousness and thorough originality. A musical pioneer, he has embraced influences ranging from reggae to Jazz, and his work has been a catalyst for social change.

His is the Sound of Young America grown up — sensitive, aware, responsible, remarkable.

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Class of 1989
a melody writer of such effortless virtuosity
Paul Simon
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