Singers and Musicians

cher Cher is an American pop singer and actress. She won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards and a People's Choice Award for her work in films, music and television. Due to dyslexia, Cher decided to quit school and even now faces challenge of remembering phone numbers and balancing cheque book.

"I never read in school. I got really bad grades--D's and F's and C's in some classes, and A's and B's in other classes. In the second week of the 11th grade, I just quit. When I was in school, it was really difficult. Almost everything I learned, I had to learn by listening. My report cards always said that I was not living up to my potential."- Cher

john lennon John Winston Lennon was best known as a singer, songwriter and guitarist for The Beatles. His songs such as "Imagine" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" are frequently ranked among the best songs of the 20th century. Lennon was expelled from his primary school for misbehaviour. Unknown to his teachers, John suffered from dyslexia and without his glasses he was considered legally blind.

mozart beethoven Music also has a rich dyslexic tradition including Mozart and Beethoven representing the classical tradition. Both made significant contributions to the field, Mozart composed over 600 works including the famous requiem mass. Beethoven, on the other hand was not only dyslexic but also managed to compose a significant number of works after going deaf. Their problem with reading and spelling made historians believe that they had dyslexia.
"I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings."- Mozart

joss stone Joss Stone is an English soul and R & B singer-songwriter and actress. Stone emerged to fame with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions. Her second album, the equally multi platinum Mind, Body & Soul, topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten list.

"I forget a lot of stuff. I'm not stupid, but I am dyslexic. I don't remember the words to my own songs!"- Joss Stone

noel david Noel David Gallagher is an English musician and songwriter. Some of their famous songs are "Some Might Say" and (what's the Story) Morning Glory. Many have praised Gallagher's songwriting, with George Martin claiming Noel to be 'the finest songwriter of his generation'. He is dyslexic.

"What I was bad at was spelling. Still am. Anything over six letters and that's me gone." - Noel Gallagher