The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're just dying to share. So, without further ado, here's the one image that stands out to us this week:
Young Stevie Wonder poses for a photo circa 1965. (Getty)
Stevie Wonder turns 63 today. The blind prodigy who grew up in poverty and with an abusive father turned his life around to become one of the greatest and most recognizable musicians of the 20th century.
Whenever we see a photo of Mr. Wonder, it's always accompanied by his non-stop smile from ear to ear—and his photos reveal that his exuberant joy started at an early age. It's a smile we hear in his energizing and lively music. It's one we can feel in his willingness to give back to those around him, just as we saw in his championing of Martin Luther King Day in the 1980s.
It's a smile you just know will be around as long as he is. Happy Birthday, Stevie Wonder!