Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Stevie Wonder b. 1950
In the early 1960’s, he was “Little Stevie Wonder,” a Motown prodigy enrolled at the Michigan School for the Blind. As a young adult, the Saginaw native began writing songs and producing records independently. He said, “When creating music, you have to live – be inspired by life – to create experiences that are worth sharing with the world.”
Wonder championed the effort to create the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday.
One of the most prolific and celebrated artists in music history. Wonder is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Composers Hall of Fame, was a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and is a Kennedy Center Honoree.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Walk of Fame marker series.
Location. 42° 43.975′ N, 84° 33.134′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from South Washington Square, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 South Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Helen Thomas B. 1920 (a few steps from this marker); Lansing's First Capitol Building / Lansing Becomes the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); Theater District / The Strand (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jeff Daniels b. 1955 (about 300 feet away); Herbert Henry Dow 1866-1930 (about 400 feet away); Fannie Richards 1840-1922 (about 400 feet away); Capital Bank Tower (about 400 feet away); Lansing Labor Holiday (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Also see . . . Stevie Wonder, from Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 15, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on May 30, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. Photo 1. submitted on May 26, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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