History Main / BlindMusician

25th Feb '17 2:50:49 AM MikeRosoft
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* In the play ''[[https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidlova%C4%8Dka_aneb_%C5%BD%C3%A1dn%C3%BD_hn%C4%9Bv_a_%C5%BE%C3%A1dn%C3%A1_rva%C4%8Dka Fidlovacka]]'' by Josef Kajetán Tyl, a blind violinist sings ''Kde domov můj'', a song that later became the Czech anthem.

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* In the play ''[[https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidlova%C4%8Dka_aneb_%C5%BD%C3%A1dn%C3%BD_hn%C4%9Bv_a_%C5%BE%C3%A1dn%C3%A1_rva%C4%8Dka ''[[https://goo.gl/19LbG0 Fidlovacka]]'' by Josef Kajetán Tyl, a blind violinist sings ''Kde domov můj'', a song that later became the Czech anthem.
31st Dec '16 7:17:26 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Jericho, who is technically blind, and plays the bass guitar. Although, he has PsychicPowers fully spherical visual sense that's only in renders things in black, white and grey.
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2nd Dec '16 11:05:11 PM Troper1138
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's Rhysling from "Literature/TheGreenHillsOfEarth" (also mentioned elsewhere in Heinlein's "Future History" stories).
10th Oct '16 9:30:17 AM Hedgebird
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* Creator/RosemarySutcliff's historical novels use this trope often. Sometimes the blind musician, always a harper, is blind from birth, but usually, in whatever culture she's writing about, it's a custom to blind a boy found to have musical gifts, so that his gift can grow stronger and he can become the next village harper, a revered position. She does have plenty of harpers who aren't blind, too, though.

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* Creator/RosemarySutcliff's historical novels novels, such as ''Literature/{{Outcast}}'' and ''Literature/WarriorScarlet'', use this trope often. Sometimes the blind musician, always a harper, is blind from birth, but usually, in whatever culture she's writing about, it's a custom to blind a boy found to have musical gifts, so that his gift can grow stronger and he can become the next village harper, a revered position. She does have plenty of harpers who aren't blind, too, though.
24th Sep '16 4:25:47 PM nombretomado
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* The "Toby Danger" cartoon in ''{{Freakazoid}}'' had a brief gag where a dead ringer for Ray Charles continued performing, oblivious to the power being cut.

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* The "Toby Danger" cartoon in ''{{Freakazoid}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' had a brief gag where a dead ringer for Ray Charles continued performing, oblivious to the power being cut.



* Toots (Joan's foster dad) from ''CloneHigh''.

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* Toots (Joan's foster dad) from ''CloneHigh''.''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''.
27th Aug '16 5:07:05 PM nombretomado
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* Jason "Jace" Newfield of the [[DisneyChannel Disney Channel Original Movie]] ''Going to the Mat.'' Lampshaded when he expresses frustration at his lack of success on the wrestling team, saying he wanted "to be a part of one thing where [his] disability was totally irrelevant," and adds that the fact that he's a musician as well makes him a "walking cliche."

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* Jason "Jace" Newfield of the [[DisneyChannel [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney Channel Original Movie]] ''Going to the Mat.'' Lampshaded when he expresses frustration at his lack of success on the wrestling team, saying he wanted "to be a part of one thing where [his] disability was totally irrelevant," and adds that the fact that he's a musician as well makes him a "walking cliche."
19th Aug '16 2:04:05 PM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:270:RayCharles: one of the founding fathers of soul, and blind since the age of seven.]]

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[[caption-width-right:270:RayCharles: [[caption-width-right:270:Music/RayCharles: one of the founding fathers of soul, and blind since the age of seven.]]



* Blind Mag from ''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?
* In ''GetCrazy'', we meet a B.B. King expy at a fellow blues man's funeral. All the other blues men in attendance are blind, throwing flowers, well, blindly. One of them walks into an open grave.
* RayCharles does some light AdamWesting in ''TheBluesBrothers'' as the owner of Ray's Music Exchange. He plays a total [[JerkAss dick]] of a store owner, obviously employing some [[HonestJohnsDealership shady business practices]] and even [[DisproportionateRetribution fires a handgun at a kid he suspects of shoplifting]], but hoo boy can he play the electric piano!

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* Blind Mag from ''RepoTheGeneticOpera'' ''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?
* In ''GetCrazy'', ''Film/GetCrazy'', we meet a B.B. King expy at a fellow blues man's funeral. All the other blues men in attendance are blind, throwing flowers, well, blindly. One of them walks into an open grave.
* RayCharles Music/RayCharles does some light AdamWesting in ''TheBluesBrothers'' ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' as the owner of Ray's Music Exchange. He plays a total [[JerkAss dick]] of a store owner, obviously employing some [[HonestJohnsDealership shady business practices]] and even [[DisproportionateRetribution fires a handgun at a kid he suspects of shoplifting]], but hoo boy can he play the electric piano!
23rd Jun '16 3:08:11 AM gewunomox
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* StevieWonder

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* StevieWonderMusic/StevieWonder



* 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 PaulMcCartney and fellow BlindMusician StevieWonder.

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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 PaulMcCartney Music/PaulMcCartney and fellow BlindMusician StevieWonder.Music/StevieWonder.
17th May '16 6:59:38 AM Jeduthun
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* Sir John Stanley, composer & organist. He was once scheduled to be the keyboardist for a concert that Handel--himself blind by that time--was supposed to conduct. Handel, when told of it said, "Don't you know your [[Literature/TheBible Scripture]]? If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the pit."

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* Sir John Stanley, composer & organist. He was once scheduled to be the keyboardist for a concert that Handel--himself blind by that time--was supposed to conduct. Handel, when told of it said, "Don't it, [[DeadpanSnarker said]], "[[AsTheGoodBookSays Don't you know your your]] [[Literature/TheBible Scripture]]? If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the pit."



* Music/GeorgeFredericHandel lost his vision later in life, but [[DeafComposer kept on composing and performing]]. On one occasion, Sir John Stanley—also blind—was scheduled to be the keyboardist for a concert that Handel was supposed to conduct. Händel, when told of it, [[DeadpanSnarker said]], "[[AsTheGoodBookSays Don't you know your Scripture]]? If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the pit."

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* Music/GeorgeFredericHandel lost his vision later in life, but [[DeafComposer kept on composing and performing]]. On one occasion, Sir John Stanley—also blind—was scheduled to be The aria "Total Eclipse" from his oratorio ''Samson'', in which the keyboardist for a concert that Handel title character describes his SenseLossSadness after being blinded, was supposed said to conduct. Händel, when told of it, [[DeadpanSnarker said]], "[[AsTheGoodBookSays Don't you know your Scripture]]? If move the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the pit."composer and audience to tears.
17th May '16 6:54:35 AM Jeduthun
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* Music/GeorgeFredericHandel lost his vision later in life, but [[DeafComposer kept on composing and performing]]. On one occasion, Sir John Stanley—also blind—was scheduled to be the keyboardist for a concert that Handel was supposed to conduct. Händel, when told of it, [[DeadpanSnarker said]], "[[AsTheGoodBookSays Don't you know your Scripture]]? If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the pit."
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