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Moondog, born Louis Thomas Hardin (May 26, 1916 –
September 8, 1999), was an American composer, musician, poet and
inventor of several musical instruments. He was blind from the age of
16. In New York from the late 1940s until he left in 1972, he could often be found on
6th Avenue between 52nd and 55th Street wearing a cloak and Viking-style
helmet, sometimes busking or selling music, but often just standing
silent and still. He was widely recognized as "the Viking of 6th Avenue"
by thousands of passersby and residents who had no idea that this
seemingly homeless eccentric standing on "Moondog's corner" was a
respected and recorded composer and musician.
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