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Famous Musicians Who Are Physically Disabled

Ray Charles

Ray Charles was an American musician and was a pioneer in the genre of soul music in the 1950s rhythm and blues, gospel ad blues and in 1960s  country and pop music. According to wikipedia “during his tenure with ABC, Charles became one of the first African- American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company”. The Rolling Stones ranked ray Charles number ten on their list of the 100 greatest artist of all time. In 2004, and voted him number two on their November 2008 list of “The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.

Inga Marchand

Inga Marchand who was born on and was known as Foxy Brown is an American rapper, and is into hip hop music. She lost her hearing due to a rare conditions. She said she is suffering from a severe and sudden sensorineural hearing loss  in both ears and she is positive God can help her so that she can hear again. The good thing about this is that she is positive that one day she can overcome her disability through GOD.

John Alvin Ray

John Alvin Ray who was born on January 10, 1927 — and died on February 24, 1990 was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Popular for most of the 1950s, Johnnie Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor of what would become Rock and Roll, jazz and blues music and his vibrant performances. According to resources he was partially deaf because of an injury sustained at the age of 13 because of an accident and he later performed using hearing aids

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder was born on May 13, 1950 is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Stevie Wonder is blind from birth. Wonder signed with Tamla records when he was eleven and continues to perform and record for the label. He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and won twenty-two Grammy awards — the most ever won by a male solo artist. On December 1, 2009, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

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