We all are well aware about the name of Helen Keller, who was an American author and lecturer. The most incredible thing about killer was she was the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor degree in arts. In the world of musicians, we will also find such extraordinary talent. In spite of the disability of vision they have enchanted the whole world with their music. Vision is not a important criteria for their creation of music.
Blind musicians world have ever seen:
Let us know some interesting information and the details of such extraordinary talent. Here is the listing and details of top 5 Blind musicians world have ever seen.
Steveland Hardway Judkins known as Sievie Wonder is a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist. He is an American musician and was born on May 13, 1950 in Michigan, U.S. Stevie was a child prodigy as he became one of the most talented performers from his childhood. Stevie has been blind since shortly after his birth.
The most incredible matter about Stevie is, he received 25 Grammy awards in his life. He has produced more than 30 U.S. top hits in his musical carrier. Some of his famous numbers are “Superstition”, “ You are the sunshine of my Life”, “ Sir Duke”, “ I just called to say I love you”, “upright”, “I was made to love her”, “ For once in my life”, “ Signed, sealed, delivered I’m yours”, “My Cherie amour”. He delivered many hit albums like Talking book, Inner vision, Songs in key of life.
Stevie was mainly a jazz musician, but he also touches the other forms of music such as pop, funk, blues, etc. He ranked Sixth in the list of hot 100 all-time Top artist released by Billboard magazine in the year2013. He performed in prestigious occasion including Barak Obama’s inaugural celebration in 2009, Michael Jackson memorial service in 2009. He has named one of the United Nations messengers of peace.
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Composer and arranger Ray Charles Robinson was born on September 23, 1930 in Georgia, US. He was a singer as well as a renowned pianist. He was the first African-American musician to be granted artistic control by the renowned record company named ABC records.
Ray Charles was blind from his childhood. He started to lose his sight at the age of four and was completely blind at the age of seven. His blindness was partly caused by glaucoma. He was mostly influenced by the Jazz music. He played piano from his childhood days. His first four recordings were “Wondering and Wondering”, “ Walking and talking”, “ Why did you go”, “ I Found my baby there”. His first hit record was “Confession blues”. Apart from these some of his famous numbers are “ Baby let me hold your hand”, “ Kiss me a baby”, “ The midnight hour”, “ Mess around”,” I got a woman”, “ Don’t you know”. His musical carrier was interrupted few times for the affinity to drugs. His most controversial recording was his recorded version of “America the Beautiful”. He appeared at Ronald Regon’s second and Bill Clinton’s first presidential inauguration. In the year 2004, the all time great pianist and singer has passed away in California as a result of acute liver disease on June 2010.
Andrea Bocelli, a famous Italian classical singer, recording artist and singer-songwriter was born on 22 September 1958 in Lajatico, Italy. He was suffering from congenital glaucoma since his birth and at the age of 12, he lost his sight completely due to an accident during a football game. Though he is a vocalist, he has conquest in the on the instruments like piano, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, drums. Generally he is a classical and pop genre musician.
Bocelli has recorded fourteen solo albums. With the release of his classical album,” Sacred Arias”, Bocelli has enlisted his name in the Guinness Book of World Records, as he at a time held the top three positions on the US Classical Albums charts. Some of his famous numbers are “Time to Say Goodbye”, “Vivo Por Ella”, “Ave Maria”, “Dare to Live”. He performed in many prestigious occasion like Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 70th birthday, The Grand Finale” Concert of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Christmas in Washington special, etc. Bocelli has honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to Live Theater.
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Ryland Peter Cooder, a famous guitarist Musician, songwriter, film score composer, record producer was Born on March 15, 1947 in Los Angeles. Apart from a guitarist he plays the instruments such as mandolin, array mbira, mandola, tiple, slide guitar, bottleneck guitar, bajo sexto, Middle Eastern saz, Hawaiian guitar, slack-key guitar. Specialy he is a country musician or folk musician. He has collaborated with many musicians, notably including Mick Jagger, Ali Farka Touré, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Randy Newman, David Lindley, The Chieftains, and The Doobie Brothers, Carla Olson.
He has got 6 Grammy awards. Some of his solo albums are Ry Cooder, Into the Purple Valley , Boomer’s Story, Paradise and Lunch, Chicken Skin Music, Showtime, Jazz, Bop Till You Drop, Borderline, The Slide Area, Get Rhythm, Chávez Ravine, etc.
Arthur Tatum jr, a famous jazz pianist is popularly known as Art Tatum. He was born on 1905 in America. His blindness was cause by cataract; he lost his sight in one eye completely and partially in another eye. He had very much affection in piano from his childhood. He adopted a very fast playing style, without maximum accuracy.
Some of his greatest arrangements were “Tea for Two”, “Tiger Rag”, “Wee Wee Baby Blues”, etc. Tatum was admired by many jazz musicians. He was an expertise in the use of dissonance in jazz piano.
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