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Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.

Jim Dixon 13 Oct 08 - 12:17 AM
heric 13 Oct 08 - 12:31 AM
katlaughing 13 Oct 08 - 12:51 AM
Peace 13 Oct 08 - 12:57 AM
Jack Blandiver 13 Oct 08 - 05:48 AM
Genie 11 Nov 08 - 04:08 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 11 Nov 08 - 05:49 AM
John J 11 Nov 08 - 02:11 PM
Richard Bridge 11 Nov 08 - 05:27 PM
s&r 11 Nov 08 - 06:58 PM
George Papavgeris 22 Nov 08 - 07:58 AM
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Subject: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 12:17 AM

Tony Melendez was born without arms, but plays guitar anyway.

See this video at YouTube of Tony playing Let it Be.

There are lots more videos of him. See these search results for "Tony Melendez" at YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: heric
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 12:31 AM

Here's another guy I have seen busking a few times.

You walk away, but the experience keeps you thinking for a long, long time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3gMgK7h-BA&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 12:51 AM

Thanks for the links, guys. My Rog just told me Melendez was here a few weeks ago. If I'd known he was here and known about him, I would have gone!

Both men are amazing.


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Subject: RE: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: Peace
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 12:57 AM

Let's ya know what courage means.


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Subject: RE: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 05:48 AM

There was a thread on such matters a while back:

Folklore: The One-Armed Fiddler


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Subject: RE: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: Genie
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 04:08 AM

I've seen video of Tony before, but a friend just emailed me a clip of him doing "Let It Be" and it reminded me of his remarkable achievements.

Here's another good one, of Tony in concert: Tony Melendez at Mérida Yucatàn Club.


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Subject: RE: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 05:49 AM

He has a super voice as well - thanks so much for posting this, Jim. Makes you feel good just listening to him. Humble, too.


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Subject: RE: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: John J
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 02:11 PM

Impressive - although I have to admit that I thought it was the guitar without arms!

...I'll get me coat.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 05:27 PM

Fine singer. How does he tune the guitar/string it??


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Subject: RE: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: s&r
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 06:58 PM

Sixty years ago I remember a travelling circus performer 'Tommy Toes Jacobsen' who playedthe piano with his feet having lost both arms

Stu


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Subject: Guitar toejam - amazing
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 07:58 AM

Makes a mockery of all our excuses for not learning an instrument, doesn't it? Playing guitar with the feet

And the thing is, he is very good indeed!


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Subject: RE: Guitar toejam - amazing
From: Beer
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 08:08 AM

Hi George.
Seen this video a while back and it truly fit's what you have just said.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 07:03 PM

"Toes Jacobsen" - I remember seeing him, I think with Duffy's Circus in Tipperary. "Toes Jacobsen, the armless wonder." He didn't play the piano that time - the act included getting a volunteer out from the audience, giving him a shave with a cut-throat razor, and then pouring him a Guinness to drink.


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Subject: RE: Tony Melendez plays guitar without arms.
From: Gene
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 11:53 PM

Nothing wierd about these armless musicians...

AMAZING wud a been a more appropriate reference.

http://www.dekedickerson.com/weird-armless.php


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