Dr. Tony Cicoria

As a companion to my last post about Dr.Oliver Sacks and his book “Musicophilia”, here is a full-length television show about Dr. Tony Cicoria, the surgeon who was struck by lighting and later became obsessed with piano music, teaching himself to play in his forties. Continue reading


Ivory Joe Hunter

Talented, stylish, and gifted with a strong, smooth voice, Ivory Joe Hunter was the self-proclaimed Baron of the Boogie in the 1940s and 50s. He was a gifted pianist, singer, and songwriter, who worked his way up from hosting a radio program, eventually starting his own record company to press his first single. Continue reading