This Day in History September 22, 1958

By Ruth on September 22, 2013 in history, Music

Andrea Bocelli in concert

The first time I ever heard Andrea Bocelli sing was on a television concert with Sarah Brightman (during my big time Phantom of the Opera craze).  I was amazed, and impressed, and on this date in 1958, Andrea Bocelli was born.  I will be honest.  He’s not my favorite tenor, but he is amazing and an inspiration.  In fact, when he does not sing operatic music, I prefer his voice.

As I did some research, I was horrified to realize that his parents were advised to abort him, and their decision not to has formed his own pro-life position on this issue.  He had congenital glaucoma, and at the age of twelve, he went completely blind due to a brain hemorrhage caused by an accident.  If my information is correct, they used leeches as a last-ditch effort to save his sight, but they were unsuccessful.

I am going to post the video that introduced me to his voice.  No matter what anyone has to say about him, he is amazing and an inspiration.

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43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher


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