NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Stevie Wonder is set to be signed, sealed and delivered into the Apollo Theater Legends Hall of Fame.
Wonder, known for overcoming blindness and becoming a pop music superstar and recording hits such as “Superstition,” “Living for the City,” and “Part-Time Lover,” will be honored Monday night at the Apollo Theater’s annual spring gala.
Billy Mitchell, the Apollo Theater’s historian, said that while Stevie Wonder has played in great venues across the country, the Apollo has always held a special place in his heart.
“The Apollo has always been like a home base for him and he feels very comfortable there. He’s got a lot of friends,” Mitchell told 1010 WINS.
Mitchell said it was “very exciting” to see Wonder as a young artist at the Apollo in the 1960’s.
“I think it’s very apropo that Stevie’s being inducted into the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame because the Apollo Theater is known to be the epicenter of black culture and Stevie is just one of our leading acts of all time,” Mitchell said.
Wyclef Jean, Sinbad, Spike Lee, and Yolanda Adams will be among the stars in attendance Monday.