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1849-1908 Blind Tom Wiggins, Slave Pianist and Autistic Savant (9462 hits)

Introducing one of the nineteenth century's most famous and perplexing pianists. Born a slave in Georgia, Blind Tom died an international celebrity in 1908. He had an encyclopedic memory, all-consuming passion for music and mind boggling capacity to imitate - both verbally and musically - any sound he heard. These extraordinary savant powers rocketed him to fame and made his name a household word, a byword for eccentric, oddball genius.
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Saturday, July 10th 2010 at 8:27AM
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THE YOUNG MAN WAS REMARKABLE;;; I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF HE WROTE THE BLACK NATIONAL ANTHEM "LIFT EVERY VOICE" ?
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Gives me a new direction to go with my special needs students! And possibly their parents!
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