The music legend was honored Wednesday with a street named after him in the Michigan city.
Folks living in Detroit will now have the joy of driving down “Stevie Wonder Ave” after the city honored the music legend by renaming a road after him.
On Wednesday, hundreds of people including US Rep. John Conyers and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan gathered for a ceremony honoring Stevie Wonder, where “Stevie Wonder Ave” was unveiled two blocks from the icons first home in the city.
During his address to the crowd, Wonder sang a bit of “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” joking, “I just wanted you to know I can still sing.”
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Mayor Duggan told Wonder during the ceremony, “You embody everything that we’re capable of, and Stevie Wonder Avenue is a way of saying thank you to all you have given us, but it’s also our way of reminding our children … that this street was once home to a talented young man just like them whose music changed the world.”
Wonder also expressed how touched he was by the honor, adding, “I guess I can’t say I’m lost for words because I know what I feel, but I don’t know if what I’m going to say will match how deeply I feel this,” he said, speaking to the media.
“And that is that I love you all. I love you with my life. I love you with my heart. You are the fuel that make this engine go. You are the joy that creates this smile. You are the yes we can. Yes I can. You truly are the sunshine of my life.”
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