A 13-year-old phenom makes history with the first live recording to hit #1 in the U.S. “Fingertips – Part 2” introduced America to the blind jazz-soul prodigy Stevie Wonder, performing that memorable harmonica solo in a Motown classic that can still inspire goosebumps today. Spoiler alert: “Little Stevie,” who also became the youngest singer to top the charts, grew up to be one of history’s greatest recording artists. Here are 10 of his top songs, according to a Rolling Stone reader survey.
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Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender (1909-1991), inventor of the Fender Telecaster (1949), the first mass-produced electric guitar and the Fender Stratocaster (1954), one of the world’s most iconic electric guitars — born in Anaheim, Calif.