|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1989
Inducted by: Paul Simon
Nominated in: 1989
First Eligible: 1988 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1989 (ranked #13) .
Stevie Wonder @ Wikipedia
Stevie Wonder Videos
Comments18 comments so far (post your own)
So Stevie Wonder got inducted, did not even have to wait a single year to do so, and people complain about ABBA or Madonna?
Posted by LOL on Thursday, 04.1.10 @ 16:41pm
I hope you were being sarcastic, and I was in favor of ABBA's induction.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 04.1.11 @ 17:44pm
I acknowledge this man's talent and recognize that his achievements are even more impressive given his blindness. But there is just no excuse for putting out the absolutely revolting song Part-Time Lover with its deleterious message that there's nothing wrong with having more than 1 sexual relationship at a time.
Posted by Evangelist on Saturday, 05.12.12 @ 17:52pm
monogamy is not a natural thing you know.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 05.12.12 @ 18:20pm
It's only a song, Evangelist. Stevie Wonder wasn't advocating polygamy or cheating on spouses when he wrote Part-Time Lover.
Posted by Zach on Friday, 07.6.12 @ 20:51pm
But unless the person singing the song says that the subject matter is wrong, the listeners, especially children, will automatically think that the activity is being endorsed. That's the way the human mind works. It's irresponsible for Stevie Wonder to sing about that without specifically condemning it.
Posted by Evangelist on Saturday, 07.7.12 @ 12:54pm
Don't be so presumptuous, Fundamentalist. I never got the impression that Stevie Wonder was advocating multiple sexual partners in Part-Time Lover. You'd have to be incredibly naive to seriously think otherwise.
Posted by Zach on Saturday, 07.7.12 @ 16:14pm
If their their job is to make music, not preach then that would eliminate all gospel music wouldn't it? That would be a tragedy.
Posted by Evangelist on Saturday, 07.7.12 @ 16:36pm
A much loved American icon and Motown's golden child, Stevie Wonder is a genius not only in soul music but in popular music in general. In his 30 years with Motown, Stevie has become an musical hero: first, as a child singer; then as a young man with a soulful, and multifaceted talent; and lastly, as an adult pushed by the challenge of realizing his inner visions.
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 04.30.13 @ 00:00am
The headliner of headliners at The Hangout. Closed it down with a 2 1/2 hour set. Played em all. Finished up with Very Superstitious. At least 40,000 in audience. Had a 13 member backing band & 4 backup singers. He had a grand piano, 4 keyboards & one he could wear like a guitar.
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 05.22.13 @ 15:31pm
I like this guy better than Michael Jackson. And, although I respect MJ, some of his music could get edgy. But Stevie Wonder did not have to be edgy to be amazing. And that is why I like him better than Michael.
Posted by Karl Singleton on Friday, 03.21.14 @ 19:49pm
Karl, I'm going to be sincere with you and say I agree with you about Stevie over Michael. Michael was brilliant, but Stevie just flat-out buries him (no disrespect intended). As far as Essential Songs... the man had so many, it'd be impossible to list them all and keep it short 'n' sweet. Personally, I'd list "Place In The Sun" as one of his essential songs... such a powerful and moving piece, yet optimistic, hopeful, and smooth. Gorgeous.
Posted by Philip on Friday, 03.21.14 @ 23:29pm
Paul Simon inducted Stevie Wonder. Paul Simon mentions Stevie's birthplace of Saginaw in the S&G song "America":
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 19:40pm
Last night I saw him live in St. Louis as he performed the whole 'Songs in the Key of Life' album, along with a couple classics. Local favorite Nelly even joined in on an electronica/dj medley with Stevie, which was AWESOME. I was more than thrilled with one of the greatest geniuses in music. He so deserves his position at the top of this website's R&RHOF pyramid. To explain his influence and inspiration would have to be put in book form. I don't agree with his political views very much, but to me its the music that matters. Sometimes I do take his message seriously, as in 'love one another'. He dedicated last night's concert to the victims of Ferguson, but he did keep it well-balanced by having two guys who lost their mother the previous night join him onstage for a duet.
Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 10.26.15 @ 23:06pm
Killer, Jason! Glad you got to see him. A treat anytime he performs!
Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 10.27.15 @ 07:07am
I'm going to see him in Indianapolis on November 7. This year I also got to see the Rolling Stones at the Speedway on July 4. The Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder, two of my all-time favorite artists, that I thought I would never get the chance to see.
Posted by Donnie on Tuesday, 10.27.15 @ 07:31am
It'll be a great time, Donnie. Unfortunately my chances of seeing the Stones live are looking slim since they don't ever come my way anymore. But I did add several RRHOF inductees (and future ones) to my list this year from Fleetwood Mac to Steely Dan, and next week it'll be John Sebastian. Great year for me as well
Posted by Jason Voigt on Tuesday, 10.27.15 @ 15:29pm
Sounds great, Donnie! Would love to see the Stones some day. You'll love Stevie!
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 10.28.15 @ 07:06am
This site is not affiliated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.