Created By: Sillstaw on September 4, 2010
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Blind Musician

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A musician who cannot see. Their lack of vision may actually enhance their musical abilities.

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Music / Real Life
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  • September 4, 2010
    Micah
    • The 18th-century Irish harpist/composer Turlough Carolan.
  • September 4, 2010
    Umptyscope
    Jose Feliciano?
  • September 4, 2010
    Bailey
    There's an episode of Quantum Leap about a fictional blind pianist.

    An episode of The Simpsons also makes reference to a jazz sax player called "Blind Willie" Witherspoon. He was so good he became a jazz legend even though he'd been unwittingly playing an umbrella for the duration of his career. Nobody told him because they thought it was funny.
  • September 4, 2010
    randomsurfer
    See also Blind Black Guy for lots of examples.

    Ronnie Milsap.
  • September 5, 2010
    Bailey
    pulled from Blind Black Guy:

    • In Get Crazy 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.
    • The Rutles had retired New Orleans bluesman (IIRC) Blind Lemon Pie, who claimed to have invented The Rutles' music, although his wife retorted that he only made this and similar claims for the benefit of TV documentary crews.
    • The blind black Jazz player neighbor who lives in a swamp shows up in a Cow And Chicken episode.
    • 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
  • September 5, 2010
    henke37
    Apollo Justice: Machi is a fake one.
  • September 5, 2010
    CleverPun
    Is Your Eyes Can Deceive You related? One of these days we're going to need a Blindness Index...
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