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There are people that just by playing great music playing already have an impressive achievement, but it is there over many others that being “limited” in one way or another have more merit, since playing an instrument being blind or having a high perception of the headdress being deaf is frankly incredible.
These musicians have taken the phrase that said the record holder Guinness as far traveled in a wheelchair without stopping (about 10 kilometers) ‘limitations only take you further‘, here you have them:
10. Ian Dury (Polio). This composer and singer was launched to fame at the end of the 1970s, at the time of the famous slogan sex, drugs and Rock & Roll, which comes from the song the same Dury wrote, which today still versions continue to be made. Polio left him some parts of body atrophied, being the arm that suffered more damage, and when your body already could, let the music but followed in that world since he devoted himself to being a producer, in addition to some small roles in several films.
9. Brian Wilson (deafness). He is considered one of the most important and innovative popular music of the 20th century composers.
At the beginning of the 60’s, Brian Wilson formed The Beach Boys with his brothers Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love and friend from school to the Jardine. Thanks to his talent, group became immensely popular, achieving hits between 1962 and 1966 with classic pop like Surfin’ USA, Fun Fun Fun, I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls, and Good Vibrations. By 1967, the success of the Group was comparable to the of The Beatles, who later recognized the work of Brian Wilson as one of their biggest influences.
Almost 40 years later, in 2004, I reissued the Smile album, which won the Grammy in 2005 for the best instrumental rock.
8. Teddy Pendergrass (paraplegic). Call the King of the Soul became known thanks to his work as lead singer of the Group Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s, after which developed a successful career solo towards the end of that decade. In 1982, he suffered a serious car accident in Philadelphia, as a consequence of which was paralysed from waist down. After the accident, the artist founded the Foundation Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injuries, which does not mean that you end with his musical career, which continued until 2001, when he embarked on a tour of all United States.
Unfortunately, Pendergrass died last January because of colon cancer.
7. Michael Bolton (deafness). It stands out as one of the most popular exponents of the soft-rock and the American mid-80s and early 90s romantic ballad.
His popularity was when he began to cowrite with singer-songwriters such as BabyFace, Diane Warren, and Bob Dylan. He also wrote songs for Barbra Streisand, KISS, Kenny Rogers, Kenny G, Peabo Bryson and Patti LaBelle.He has also sung with famous artists of all the styles, including Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Renée Fleming, Zucchero, Patti LaBelle, Céline Dion, Ray Charles, Percy Sledge, Wynonna Judd, and BB King.
It became number 1 in sales on two occasions, as well as winner of a Grammy in 1990 for his album “Soul Provider ““.
6. Tony Iommi (has No fingers in one hand). It is nothing more and nothing less as “the father of heavy metal” and is the best guitarist of all time by the prestigious magazine, Guitar World, being the amazing thing that is sliced the fingers in a factory of metal with an iron. It is normal that his career as a guitarist ended at that moment, but thanks to some metal implants, which as he changed his way of playing, could follow with what most fascinated him, guitar.
5. José Feliciano (blindness). This Puerto Rican singer of boleros and ballads, as well as being a great interpreter of the Spanish guitar was the composer of the famous Christmas Carol “Merry Christmas” and the song “wouldthat be? ““.
In addition to playing guitar “beautifully” with its unique style, touch 17 instruments more, in addition to singing in six different languages.
In addition, on the album of John Lennon Rock N’Roll, Feliciano accompanies him on three songs, a fact that is not well known.
4. Rick Allen (an arm missing). Be the battery of a heavy-metal group with a single arm seems completely impossible. So that it is to say Rick Allen, because that is the band Def Leppard, who after losing an arm in a car crash was sought life to continue playing drums, and got an electronics which can perfectly handle with one arm and feet.
3. Ray Charles (blindness). He was self-taught in piano, but he also received music lessons in braille in the “St. Augustine School”, a Centre for the blind.At the same time, he had to earn a living as a musician, when her parents died.
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine named it as the tenth best artist of all time, and in 2009 as the best male singer of all time and the second best singer, second only as Aretha Franklin.
After winning 13 Grammys and more than 10,000 concerts, Charles died in 2004 after diagnose is several diseases, the most serious being a liver infection.
2. Stevie Wonder (blindness). This singer, composer, record producer, musician and American social activist has recorded 30 best-seller since it was launched to the world of music about 50 years ago, it has also got 24 Grammy Awards, being the living artist who has more, and it has managed to sell more than 100 million records.
Plays several instruments, including drums, bass, congas, and, above all, piano, harmonica and keyboard.
1. Ludwig van Beethoven (deafness). It has been one of the largest (if not the most) of all time. After be punished harshly by his father so that he would be a great musician, this traumatized him, so until it did 30 years did not give its first concert, realizing a few months later that was losing hearing.
Here begin the anxieties of a Beethoven that slowly wasn’t going to public events so no one know of this fact, although the progress of his disease forces him to retire from the direction as far being done. He was then forced to communicate through notes (books of conversation, of which are preserved half). The composer began to retreat into himself, taking an incredible creative explosion, premiering his symphonies with great success, the opera Fidelio (with a colder reception), sonatas, quartets… increasing admiration and popularity that already enjoyed, reaching the top at the premiere of his ninth Symphony and Misa Solemnis (1824), before a crowded room.
Beethoven continued worsening health, and in the last months of his life, he composed what scholars think that they are his best works, the last string quartets, innovative in its time. At the end of 1826, pneumonia triggered a series of problems that caused the death on March 26, 1827. His funeral was attended by 20,000 people, and most of his manuscripts and belongings were auctioned.