"Isn't She Lovely:" Stevie Wonder's Inspiration Behind the Song
The Inspiration Behind The Song
The year was 1975. Ecstatic over the birth of his first-born, a daughter, He was inspired to write a song: "Isn't She Lovely."
The "wonder" of this expression of thanksgiving was that he "saw" this miracle of life not with his eyes, but on a much deeper level . . . with his senses and his heart.
Stevie Wonder, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and activist who happens to be blind.
Born on May 13, 1950 as Stevland Hardaway Judkins, his name was later changed by his mother to Stevland Hardaway Morris when she left his father. Becoming blind shortly after birth, Stevland developed into a musical talent at an very early age.
Upon signing with Motown Records' Tamla label at the age of eleven, he was dubbed "Little Stevie Wonder" by record producer, Berry Gordy. Of course as Wonder became a young adult, he dropped the "Little" from his stage name and is forever known as Stevie Wonder.
Needless to say, "Isn't She Lovely" written and performed by Stevie Wonder continues to inspire millions even today . . .
"Life is Aisha ... The meaning of her name"
Aisha is a female name
with its roots in arabic
meaning life; new life; living
A Rare Glimpse of His Little Wonder
Listen To The Song: "Isn't She Lovely"
Don't Know The Lyrics? Here's Some Help ...
"Isn't She Lovely" | Lyrics.com
Written & Performed by Stevie Wonder
Isn't she lovely
Isn't she wonderful
Isn't she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we'd be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn't she lovely made from love
Go to Lyrics.com for the rest!
"Londie, it could have not been done ... Without you who conceived the one"
Londie is Aisha's mother,
Fast Forward 30+ years ... Isn't She Still Lovely?
While much is not broadly known about Aisha's growing up years, what we do know is that she developed into a musical talent.
More than 30 years after her birth, Aisha Morris sometimes performs back-up for her dad. In the videos below, father and daughter share the stage at an event and Aisha sings a solo ...
Aisha Morris ... A Classy Songstress In Her Own Right
Songs In The Key of Life - The Album That Launched "Isn't She Lovely"
Did you know? Stevie Wonder initally refused to allow "Isn't She Lovely" to be released as a "single" record, instead opting to include the song in the classic album "Songs In The Key of Life" which was released in 1976 by Motown Records.
It is said that this strategy actually sold more copies of the album.
Go here for more background on this album.
Durng A 2015 Stevie Wonder Tribute ... What A "Lovely" Surprise!
"Indeed, Wonder was visibly moved when R&B singer Ne-Yo launched into "Isn't She Lovely" and was joined midway through the performance by Wonder's daughter, Aisha Morris ..." -- LA Times
To Learn More About the Man Behind The Music
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Want to Know More About Stevie Wonder? - Facts, Trivia & Other Tidbits
Did you know? As an activist, Wonder is noted for his work for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States.
The following sites offer versions of Stevie Wonder's bio, including trivia and other little known facts . . .
To date, Stevie Wonder has won
a total of 25 Grammy Awards.
© 2010 Dee Gallemore