Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin) was another of the wondrous wizards from Kansas; there have been so many in many fields. Born blind the composer, musician (keyboard, percussion, vocalist), street poet and inventor of varied musical instruments passed away in 1999 at the ripe old age of 83 in Munster Germany. Known as "The Viking of 6th Avenue" (New York City) for forever busking right there from the late 40s to 1974, wearing outfits he created based on his own interpretation of the Norse god Thor.
The trimba, Moondog percussion instrument
photo : Stefan Lakatos