Street In Detroit Named After Stevie Wonder

A street in Stevie Wonder’s hometown of Detroit has been named in his honor. Yesterday, he attended a ceremony which renamed Milwaukee Avenue to Stevie Wonder Boulevard. He sang a snippet of “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” during his address to a crowd of over 400 people who were present, the Detroit News reports. 
Stevie Wonder has been a major figure within the Black Music scene over the last fifty years. Stevie Wonder was born Steveland Judkins, however, he now prefers to be known as Steveland Morris after his mother's married name.
Born blind and despite this handicap, Stevie began to learn the piano at the age of seven, and had also mastered drums and harmonica by the age of nine.
After his family moved to Detroit in 1954, Steveland joined a church choir, musically juxtaposed by the R & B of Ray Charles and Sam Cooke.
In 1961, he was discovered by Ronnie White of the Miracles, who arranged an audition at Motown Records. Berry Gordy immediately signed Steveland to the label.
Well as you probably should know the rest is pretty much musical history.



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