Handicaps? Hardly, more like handicapable. These performers still make great music even if they are missing one of the senses or a body part.
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A pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger syndrome is distinguished by a pattern of symptoms rather than a single symptom. It is characterized by qualitative impairment in social interaction, by stereotyped and restricted patterns of behavior, activities and interests, and by no clinically significant delay in cognitive development or general delay in language. Intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, one-sided verbosity, restricted prosody, and physical clumsiness are typical of the condition, but are not required for diagnosis.
Gene Johnson (Diamond Rio): Diminished Dexterity
Gene was involved in a carpentry accident months after Diamond Rio was signed to Arista Nashville. The injuries were severe enough to question whether or not he was able to play the mandolin. Within a matter of months, Gene was able to play and Diamond Rio recorded their first #1 hit with "Meet In The Middle."
He broke and nearly lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. He would reinjure that leg and do further damage to it in a limo crash in England that killed singer Eddie Cochran and injured singer Sharon Sheeley.
Georg Philip Telemann: Blindness
Another of the great Baroque composers, Telemann was legally blind for his last years.
Country musician Glenn Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Diagnosed in late 2015 Gord Downie has gillioblastoma; an incurable brain tumor.
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