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Thread #57244 Message #1458102
Posted By: NormanD
11-Apr-05 - 01:02 PM
Thread Name: songs about disabilities
Subject: RE: songs about disabilities, and singers with....
Try "Spasticus Autisticus" by Ian Dury, a great piece of defiant anti-disablity discrimination music. The BBC banned it from radio play about 20 years ago, and it's still not often heard.
And how many high-profile singers (with noticeable physical disability) have there been? Excluding those who were/are blind or visually disabled, I can't recall too many. There's Robert Wyatt (the first and only time a wheelchair has made it to Top Of The Pops?); Ian Dury; sweet Gene Vincent; Doc Pomus.
PS A big hit at the moment in France is a CD called "Dimanche à Bamako" by Senegalese couple, Amadou & Mariam. They are both blind.