They have inspired millions of people through music, their life stories are even more inspiring

It says, music has the healing power! A good music can instantly enlighten one’s mood. Music plays an inspirational role in everyone’s life. There are some of the greatest musicians of all time, whose journey to the stardom wasn’t easy. From poverty to be the refugees, they have faced it all. Here’s a list of few such musicians who have inspired us not only through their music, but also through their awe-inspiring life stories.

Rick Allen – Def Leppard

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Def Leppard, an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. As a musical band, Def Leppard has a number of hits. But above all, the life story of the band’s drummer Rick Allen is too inspiring. Rick Allen lost his left arm in the accident. After the accident Rick thought, he wouldn’t be able to drum for Def Leppard any longer. But he beat the odds and along with the lead singer Joe Elliot, he began to design a drum set that he could play with only one arm. This was a great innovation for other drummers too with missing limbs. After the innovation of the new drum set, Def Leppard went on to be one of the best selling bands of the 80’s.

Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, who is blind since his birth. Stevie’s mother left his father when he was just four years old. He took up the challenges ahead and made music as his lifeline. Stevie took up drums, bass, piano, and the church choir.  Stevie Wonder  has over thirty top ten hits and twenty five Grammy awards.

The Refugee All Stars

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The Refugee All Stars is a band from Sierra Leone, which was formed by a group of refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War. They began making music that resembled traditional African music and reggae, while the lyrics reflected the life of the refugees. The band traveled from camp to camp to raise awareness for humanitarian causes. Their story is documented in the documentary film Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. This musical band has risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and entertained the fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. It shows the positive power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge victorious.