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A 14 year old Stevie Wonder is pictured practising his harmonica skills at London Airport, 1965 Picture: PA
Stevie Wonder is shown in 1972. Picture: PA
Stevie Wonder promoting the album Songs In The Key Of Life, dressed as cowboy. Picture: Getty
Stevie Wonder sings and plays his electric piano at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y., in 1970. Picture: PA
Stevie has a distinctive set of physical mannerisms when he is performing, it's something that has only endeared him to fans.
Steve Wonder with The Supremes and other Motown acts, 1964. Picture: Getty
Released in 1980 the 'Hotter Than July" album featured the smash hit single "Master Blaster (Jammin)". The song was inspired by meeting and playing music with his contemporary Bob Marley.
American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder performing at Wembley Arena, London, September 1980. Stevie performed six consecutive nights at Wembley Arena for his “Hotter Than July Music Picnic.” Picture: Getty
Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder shown January 3, 1986. Around this time Stevie was promoting his album "In Square Circle" which opens with the famous song "Part-Time Lover". Picture: PA
Stevie Wonder poses with his Oscar statuette backstage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, Ca., Monday night, March 25, 1985. Wonder is honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for best original song, "I Just Called to Say I Love You." Picture: PA
Mariah Carey is presented with her award for Favorite Female Artist-R&B by Stevie Wonder at the Sixth Annual Blockbuster Awards in Los Angeles, 9 May, 2000.
US President presents Stevie with The Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Obama claimed in his speec that he and Michelle would never have married without the music of Stevie Wonder.
Stevie performs "That’s What Christmas Means to Me" in front of the iconic castle at Disneyland. He;s pictured with Mickey Mouse and his daughter (and backing singer), Aisha Morris.
Stevie Wonder performing on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset. 2010 Picture: PA
At the 2014 Grammy Awards, Stevie teamed yp with Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers & Pharrell Williams to perform a version of the song ‘Get Lucky’.
Stevie holds a Lifetime Achievement award, flanked by his offsrping, son Keita (left) and daughter Aishia Morris. Keita hold his awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Aisha holds and Best R&B Song award.
Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder
The Wanted with Stevie Wonder backstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
Stevie Wonder holds his Grammy for best male Rhythm and Blues vocal. 1986. Picture: PA
Singers Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, India Arie and John Legend perform before the Super Bowl XL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Picture: PA
Will.I.Am is still not so big a star to be awed by a meeting with Stevie. He tweeted this pic with the message "Me and my hero stevie wonder."
Stevie Wonder performs at his Tour Press Announcement at The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, in Los Angeles, CA, on September 10, 2014. Picture: PA
Nile Rodgers, Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams perform onstage during the 56th Grammy Awards
Stevie's love of music remains undimmed, even if he might be a less prolific writer. "I always want to do something that no one expects" he once said. When you have had a career as varied and successful as his, the unexpecged might take a little longer!