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Blind Tom Wiggins: Slave Pianist & Autistic Savant

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Uploaded on Mar 21, 2009

www.blindtom.org presents one of the nineteenth century's most famous and perplexing pianists. Born a slave in Georgia, Blind Tom died an international celebrity in 1908. He had an encyclopedic memory, all-consuming passion for music and mind boggling capacity to imitate - both verbally and musically - any sound he heard. These extraordinary savant powers rocketed him to fame and made his name a household word, a byword for eccentric, oddball genius.

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