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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Had a successful career as the lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and as a solo artist, but was involved in an auto accident that left him paralyzed, but managed to continue his career.
Best known for her song "Somebody's Knockin'."
The Canadian singer was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at the age of 1, which cost him his eyesight.
Tom Harrell: Schizophrenia
This honored jazz trumpeter has auditory hallucinations, but not when he performs.
Tony Ioami: Finger tips cut off
Tony Ioamy uses finger tip entensions on his fret board had when playing.
Tony Iommi: Missing fingers
Lost the tips of some of his fingers in an accident as a teen, and still managed to become one of the most skilled guitarists in the world.
Tony Melendez: No Hands
Latinamerican Guy Who Managed To Play The Guitar With His Feeth
The Un4Given 23
Tuomas Holopainen: Depression
When Tarja Turunen was released from Nightwish, the Finnish tabloids repeatedly printed slanderous stories about the band, therefore making Tuomas’ depressive moments even worse. This period of darkness was the inspiration for Nightwish’s 2007 album “Dark Passion Play” with newly-recruited lead singer Anette Olzon.
Turlough O'Carolan: Blindness
The celebrated Irish harpist and composer during the Baroque period went blind at a young age, which led to his abandonment of training to be a blacksmith and his entry into the world of music. He also never transcribed his compositions.
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