Steveland Morris went blind when he was given too much oxygen in his incubator at birth. Too much of a good thing. It destroyed his eyes, but his genius would be sound. He was 12 when he did Fingertips. Unlike the white girls in the video, I dare you to listen to it without moving. Go ahead, try.
I was listening to his music today while at work and had the thought that, someday, we’ll live in a world without Stevie Wonder in it, and I almost burst into tears.