Knowledge Identifier: +Stevie_Wonder
Born in 1950.
Countries: United States (57%), United Kingdom (16%), (8%)
Linked to: Motown, Dionne Warwick, Random House, Muscle Beach Party
Carl Carlton - Carlton first sang in the late 1960s as "Little Carl" Carlton, a marketing ploy to capitalize on some vocal similarities to Stevie Wonder, who recorded under the name "Little Stevie Wonder" in the early 1960s
He recorded the regional Detroit single, "I Call It Pretty Music, But the Old People Call It the Blues", which was released on Tamla in late 1961
In 1964, Stevie Wonder made his film debut in "Muscle Beach Party" as himself, credited as "Little Stevie Wonder"
Tammi Terrell - In 1966, Terrell recorded two future classics, Stevie Wonder's "All I Do " and The Isley Brothers' "This Old Heart of Mine "
The Beach Boys - The 1967 album "Wild Honey" features songs written by Wilson and Love, including the hit "Darlin'" and a rendition of Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made to Love Her"
In 1970, Wonder co-wrote, and played numerous instruments on the hit "It's a Shame" for fellow Motown act The Spinners
Les McCann - He became an innovator in the soul jazz style, merging jazz with funk, soul and world rhythms; much of his early 1970s music prefigures the great Stevie Wonder albums of the decade
We Can Work It Out - In 1970, Stevie Wonder covered the song on his album "Signed, Sealed, and Delivered", and released it as a single in 1971
Jim Gilstrap - In the early 1970s, Gilstrap was one of the backing vocalists in Stevie Wonder's backing outfit, 'Wonderlove', appearing on Wonder's albums, "Talking Book" and "Innervisions"
On August 6, 1973, Wonder was in a serious automobile accident while on tour in North Carolina, when a car in which he was riding hit the back of a truck
Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder song) - "'Higher Ground"'" is a funk song written by Stevie Wonder which first appeared on his 1973 album "Innervisions"
Despite the setback, Wonder re-appeared in concert at Madison Square Garden in March 1974 with a performance that highlighted both up-tempo material and long, building improvisations on mid-tempo songs such as "Living for the City"
Nathan Watts - In August 1974, Watts received a call to work with Stevie Wonder, in replacement of Reggie McBride, who had joined Rare Earth
In 1975, he was featured on the album "It's My Pleasure" by Billy Preston, playing harmonica on two tracks
Ray Charles - His 1975 recording of Stevie Wonder's hit, "Living for the City" later helped Charles win another Grammy.
Lenny Henry - His earliest television appearance was on the "New Faces" talent show, which he won in 1975 with an impersonation of Stevie Wonder
Maurice White - In 1976, White, with Charles Stepney co-produced Deniece Williams', a former backup vocalist for Stevie Wonder's debut album, "This Is Niecy" which was released on Columbia Records
Love on Top - A throw-back to 1980s music, the uptempo R&B song exhibits style similar to that of Stevie Wonder, Whitney_Houston and The Jackson 5, among others
R. Kelly - Lin, who encouraged Kelly to perform the Stevie Wonder classic Ribbon in the Sky in a highschool talent show.
Paul McCartney's musical career - Tug of War - McCartney's next album, 1982's "Tug of War," reunited him with Ringo Starr and Beatles producer George Martin, and the album hit No.1 on both sides of the Atlantic at the same time as its lead single, a duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory", did likewise
Ray Kurzweil - After a 1982 meeting with Stevie Wonder, in which the latter lamented the divide in capabilities and qualities between electronic synthesizers and traditional musical instruments, Kurzweil was inspired to create a new generation of music synthesizers capable of accurately duplicating the sounds of real instruments
Myles Kennedy - He said that he owned Stevie Wonder's 1982 compilation album "Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I", which was one of his earliest inspirations as a singer
Tug of War (Paul McCartney album) - In March 1982, McCartney's duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory", was released to broad acclaim
In 1983, Wonder performed the song "Stay Gold", the theme to Francis Ford Coppola's film adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel "The Outsiders"
Elton John - With original band members Johnstone, Murray and Olsson together again, John was able to return to the charts with the 1983 hit album "Too Low for Zero", which included "I'm Still Standing" and "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues", the latter of which featured Stevie Wonder on harmonica and reached number 4 in the US, giving John his biggest hit there since "Little Jeannie"
Ray Parker, Jr. - The song was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Original Song in 1984 but lost to Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You" from "The Woman in Red"
By 1985, Stevie Wonder was an American icon, the subject of good-humored jokes about blindness and affectionately impersonated by Eddie Murphy on "Saturday Night Live"
Nelson Mandela - Stevie Wonder dedicated his 1985 Oscar for the song "I Just Called to Say I Love You" to Mandela, resulting in his music being banned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
Michael Jackson sang a duet with him titled "Get It" on Wonder's 1987 album "Characters"
Ella Fitzgerald - Fitzgerald is referred to on the 1987 song "Ella, elle l'a" by French singer France Gall and the Belgian singer Kate Ryan, the 1976 Stevie Wonder hit "Sir Duke" from his album Songs in the Key of Life, and the song "I Love Being Here With You", written by Peggy Lee and Bill Schluger.
In the fall of 1988, Wonder duetted with Julio Iglesias on the hit single "My Love", which appeared on Iglesias' album "Non Stop"
Julio Iglesias - He recorded a duet with Stevie Wonder on "My Love", in his "Non Stop" album, a crossover success in 1988
De La Soul sampled "Hey Love" in their song "Talkin' Bout Hey Love" on their 1991 album De La Soul Is Dead
Steve Cropper - In 1992, Booker T. & the M.G.'s were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Cropper appeared with a new line-up of the group for the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary concert, on October 1992 at Madison Square Garden, performing songs by and backing Dylan, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Chrissie Hynde, Sinéad O'Connor, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young
Trijntje Oosterhuis - In 1999, they took a small break, and Trijntje Oosterhuis released a live album with covers of Stevie Wonder
In 2000, Stevie Wonder contributed two new songs to the soundtrack for Spike Lee's "Bamboozled" album
Tom Hunter - In 2001 Hunter spent £500,000 on his 40th birthday party, at which Stevie Wonder and Kool and the Gang performed
JoJo - JoJo's live demo, Joanna Levesque, recorded in 2001, features covers of soul and RB songs, including Wilson Pickett's 1966 "Mustang Sally", Etta James's 1989 "It Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Let See You Do It)", Aretha Franklin's 1968 "Chain of Fools" and 1969 "The House That Jack Built", The Moonglows' 1956 "See Saw", Stevie Wonder's 1972 "Superstition", and The Temptations' 1975 "Shakey Ground".
Guy Sebastian - In May 2003 Sebastian successfully auditioned for "Australian Idol", singing Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky"
Nikko Smith - Smith auditioned for "American Idol" in 2005 with the song "All I Do" by Stevie Wonder
Prince - In April 2005, Prince played guitar on Stevie Wonder's single "So What the Fuss", Wonder's first since 1999.
India.Arie - Arie is featured on Stevie Wonder's album "A Time to Love", released on October 18, 2005
Jaki Graham - Graham's most recent single, a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition", was released exclusively to HMV stores on 21 November 2005
In 2006, Wonder staged a duet with Andrea Bocelli on the latter's album "Amore", offering harmonica and additional vocals on "Canzoni Stonate"
Kathleen Battle - In 2006 she and James Ingram sang the song "They Won't Go When I Go" in a Tribute to Stevie Wonder and she began including Wonder's music in her recitals
Kirsten Price (musician) - In 2007, she recorded a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" for a Lee Jeans commercial
Christos Dantis - In September 2007 after his collaboration with the Mad Music Channel under the "Mad Secret Concert" events, he released the album "DANTIS - ROCK AND LIVE" with many popular cover songs of artists such as The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Nek, and great other like James Brown and Stevie Wonder
Shoji Kameda - In 2008, Kameda appeared with Stevie Wonder at the 2008 Democratic National Convention
CBS Canterbury Arena - On 28 October 2008, Stevie Wonder performed as part of his Wonder Summer/Spring World tour 2008
Wonder's harmonica playing can be heard on the 2009 Grammy-nominated "Never Give You Up" featuring CJ Hilton and Raphael Saadiq
Olly Murs - In 2009, Murs auditioned for the sixth series of "The X Factor", performing Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"
Paul Simon - Simon performed a Stevie Wonder song at the White House in 2009, at an event honoring Wonder's musical career and contributions.
Craig David - On Friday 18 September 2009 fans got the first taste of the new album with an exclusive demo posted on his official website, a thirty second snippet covering Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"
Nathan Watts - More than 36 years in the service of Stevie Wonder - along with being the musical director of the band for 12 years - he earned in 2010 the International Bassist Award from the Winter NAMM Show, an award that recognizes the achievements of the musician throughout his career
In February 2011, the Apollo Theater announced that Stevie Wonder will be the next in line for the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame
Arava Power Company - In 2011, for Tu B'Av, the Jewish holiday of love, Arava Power, together with members of Kibbutz Ketura, produced a lipdub to the song "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder
Angelique Kidjo - On April 30, 2012, Kidjo was part of the International Jazz Day organized by UNESCO at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City, with Herbie Hancock, Terrence Blanchard, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Bennett, Shaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela and many others
Nathan East - East has recorded, performed and co-written songs with Anita Baker, The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Babyface, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Savage Garden, Sting, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Kenny Loggins, The Manhattan Transfer, Herbie Hancock & Daft Punk That's Nathan's bass line you hear on the 2013 smash hit 'Get Lucky" Grammy winner for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Dramane Kone - Kone's most recent appearance is as a percussionist in the song "Free" recorded by Stevie Wonder in August, 2013
Janelle Monae - On September 28, 2013, Monáe performed at the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park alongside Stevie Wonder
Esperanza Spalding - In November 2013, Spalding released a protest/action single "We Are America" to protest the Guantánamo prison camps, with cameo performances by Stevie Wonder and Harry Belafonte
Wonder has been given a range of awards for his music, and for his civil rights work, including induction into the Songwriters and the Rock and Roll halls of fame; gaining a Lifetime Achievement award from the National Civil Rights Museum, being named one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace, and earning a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2014
Greg Phillinganes - In 2014 and 2015 he performed with Stevie Wonder again in the Songs on the Key of Life Tour
Nathan East - Nathan East releases his first ever debut self-titled solo album on March 25, 2014 on Yamaha Entertainment Group label with guest appearances by Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles, Stevie Wonder, Eric_Clapton, Kazumasa Oda, Bob James, Chuck Loeb, Ray Parker, Jr., David Paich and his 13 year old son Noah East
Melanie C - In January 2015 Chisholm recorded a cover of the Stevie Wonder hit 'I Wish'
T-Pain - In November 2016, T-Pain appeared in an episode of the YouTube series "Epic Rap Battles of History" as American singer Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder joined twitter on 4th April, 2018 and his first tweet was a 5 minutes video honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Dozens of famous personalities were rounded up in the video which was titled as "The Dream Still Lives"