Disabled Musicians Ring in the New Year!

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Today we ring in the new year with a program featuring some of the many musicians who live with disabilities.  More musicians and music videos.

Staff Benda Bilili from staffbendabilili.com

Staff Benda Bilili hales from Kinshasa, Congo. 

Bradford Cox, lead singer for Deerhunter








Deerhunter’s lead singer, 6’4″ Bradford Cox, lives with the genetic connective tissue disorder, Marfan Syndrome.


John Lennon & Yoko Ono, in bed for peace




In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono stayed in bed twice for seven days to talk about peace.





Gilbert Hernandez‘s cover art for Kristen Hersh‘s memoir, Rat Girl. Design by Jaya Miceli at Penguin Books.

Kirsten Hersh has been public about her troubles with mental illness, both her difficulty with diagnosis and how her mental processes relate to her music.

Also featuring Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell.


With a commentary by Adrienne Lauby, “The California Budget Cut Parade.”


Hosted & produced by Shelley Berman.

For much more about musicians living with disabilities, and a plethora of other disability topics go to The Gimp Parade.  It’s amazing and fun.

Original air date: January 6, 2012
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