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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