5 Most Popular Blind Musicians of All Time

5 Most Popular Blind Musicians of All Time

Having an imperfect physical condition sometimes becomes a barrier for someone to achieve a dream.

But, some of these musicians can even change the world with the limitations they have.

Born with a condition of not being able to see, until the illness they suffer, becomes the most of the causes of their blindness. Then who are the successful world musicians with their limitations?

1. Andrea Bocelli

The Italian tenor and visual blind singer is one of the singers who has a soft, soft voice. His voice often entertains audiences on the majestic opera stage across the globe. He also likes to entertain his audiences with casino show and play the game slot online and win the jackpot although he was a blind.

Little Bocelli who since birth suffered from congenital glaucoma, at the age of 12, he suffered total blindness due to an accident while playing football. However, his talent as a singer became his strength and enthusiasm to move forward.

Andrea Bocelli’s name began to crisscross in the music industry. His fame skyrocketed when he duets with veteran musician Sarah Brightman for the song “Time to Say Goodbye.”

2. George Shearing

A reliable jazz musician and pianist who was blind from birth, Sir George Shearing is also known as ‘the father of jazz.’ It made him trusted to lead several well-known record labels, such as MGM Records and Capitol Records.

He has created nearly 300 jazz songs, including ‘Lullaby of Birdland.’ In 2003, he received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ from the BBC Jazz Awards. The world of jazz in mourning when he died at the age of 91 years due to heart disease he suffered.

3. Stevie Wonder

Born prematurely in Michigan, the United States, Stevie Wonder since birth, cannot see the beauty of the world. Being visually impaired turned out not to make him despair, even he became one of the most famous musicians in the world.

The fame of his name can be thanks to his expertise in singing, composing songs, to produce other singers. Lately, he has become a social activist in his country.

The singer of ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You,’ has pocketed 22 Grammy Awards at once, one of them as ‘Lifetime Achievement.’ In fact, in some of his songs, he collaborated with other famous musicians such as Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight for the song ‘That’s What Friend Are For.’

4. Ronnie Milsap

Raised in a harsh and poor environment, Ronnie, who was born in North Carolina, United States, has been blind since birth.

Warner Brothers released his first album in 1971. During his career, he had 40 famous country songs of all time, 14 of which won Grammy Awards and Country Music Association Awards.

At the age of 20, the singer of ‘Smoky Mountain Rain’ successfully released his first album titled ‘Total Disaster.’ His expertise in playing piano, violin, and guitar make Milsap one of the most famous blind musicians of all time.

5. Ray Charles


‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ is one of Ray Charles Robinson’s most popular songs worldwide. Charles is one of the pioneers of the soul music genre that combines rhythm ‘n’ blues, gospel, and blues.

Born to the couple Bailey Robinson and Aretha Robinson, Charles grew up in a poor neighborhood in Greenville, Florida. His blindness since childhood did not discourage him from becoming a great musician. Rolling Stone magazine put Ray Charles’s name at number 10 in the list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, as well as rank 2 for 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2008.