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Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins
Birth: May 25, 1849
Death: Jun. 13, 1908

Entertainer, Composer. He was born a slave in Columbus, Georgia, and though blind and seemingly mentally handicapped, was able to play the piano flawlessly by ear - reproducing the most complicated pieces after only one hearing. In 1859, he went out on the road as a touring musical sensation, and in 1860 he played for President James Buchanan at the White House. He later went on a tour of the South, raising money for the Confederacy during the Civil War. He also wrote over 100 compositions, some of which can be heard on the CD "John Davis Plays Blind Tom". (bio by: Joe Fodor) 
 
Burial:
The Evergreens Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Pleasant Hill Section, Lot D
 
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Record added: Jan 30, 2001
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