History Main / BlindMusician

15th Apr '18 8:53:56 PM Ezclee4050
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Pena Paul Peña]], eclectic rock singer-singwriter whose song "Jet Airliner" was CoveredUp into a huge Music/SteveMillerBand hit (which gave Peña some financial security for the rest of his life). Later he mastered [[WorldMusic Tuvan throat singing]] and became the subject of the documentary ''Genghis Blues''.
26th Mar '18 2:26:16 AM jormis29
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* Rahsaan Roland Kirk, who sometimes played two or three saxophones at once.

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* Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Music/RahsaanRolandKirk, who sometimes played two or three saxophones at once.
4th Mar '18 4:47:43 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/StevieNicks, while not as extreme as some examples on the list, is (close to) legally blind and requires assistance to find her spot onstage. She had surgery in the 1990s but her eyesight is still very bad.

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* Creator/StevieNicks, Music/StevieNicks, while not as extreme as some examples on the list, is (close to) legally blind and requires assistance to find her spot onstage. She had surgery in the 1990s but her eyesight is still very bad.
25th Feb '18 4:09:23 PM Pichu-kun
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* {{Ojou}} Lily from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is blind from birth and has a knack for the violin.
10th Oct '17 7:25:23 PM Jeduthun
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Compare and contrast DeafComposer, when an artist's disability directly conflicts with their skill.
10th Sep '17 9:51:05 AM nombretomado
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* Blind Mag from ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' Though the fact she's in-universe promoted as "Blind Mag" is a subversion, as she's ''not actually blind anymore'', and hasn't been for seventeen years. That's hardly a secret, either. Perhaps GeneCo itself is playing on this trope?

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* Blind Mag from ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' Though the fact she's in-universe promoted as "Blind Mag" is a subversion, as she's ''not actually blind anymore'', and hasn't been for seventeen years. That's hardly a secret, either. Perhaps GeneCo [=GeneCo=] itself is playing on this trope?
9th Sep '17 5:36:24 PM Momochi
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See also YourEyesCanDeceiveYou, BlindBlackGuy. May be a HandicappedBadass. A SubTrope of DeafComposer.

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See also YourEyesCanDeceiveYou, BlindBlackGuy. May be a HandicappedBadass. A SubTrope of DeafComposer.
GeniusCripple.
25th Aug '17 7:21:35 AM shadowmanwkp
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* Happened a lot in blues music. Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Willie [=McTell=], Blind Lemon Jefferson... in fact, Wikipedia has an index of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Blind_bluesmen blind bluesmen]].

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* Happened a lot in blues music. Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Willie [=McTell=], Blind Lemon Jefferson... in fact, Wikipedia has an index of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Blind_bluesmen blind bluesmen]].
23rd Aug '17 8:31:33 AM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/NightSong'', Dan's a talented pianist who was a big shot composer before the war, but it was a freak accident after the war that blinded him.
27th Jul '17 2:10:44 AM tiiger
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* Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is a blind Aboriginal singer-songwriter. Additionally, he is extremely shy and speaks little English. Against these odds, he has achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in Australia and performed at Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee concert among huge stars such as Music/PaulMcCartney and fellow BlindMusician Music/StevieWonder.

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* Geoffrey Gurrumul G. Yunupingu is (1971-2017) was a blind Aboriginal singer-songwriter. Additionally, he is was extremely shy and speaks spoke little English. Against these odds, he has He nonetheless achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in Australia and performed at Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee concert among huge stars such as Music/PaulMcCartney and fellow BlindMusician Music/StevieWonder.
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