Alexander Graham Bell

Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell, c. 1914-1919.
Alexander Graham Bell (1847 – 1922). 1

A Scottish-born scientist, inventor, and engineer who played piano.

He learned to read music at sight with great facility.  Music could flood his mind like wine, keeping him sleepless and intoxicated through the night and leaving him with a headache in the morning.  Snatches of melody would ring in his mind for days.  His mother came to call such seizures his 'musical fever.'
Robert V. Bruce from Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude 2
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Moffett Studio, and uploaded by Lupo.  Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell.  c. 1914 - 1919.  Bibliotheque et Archives Canada/(Reproduction # C-017335), Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 25 Sept. 2004.  Web.  26 Sept. 2015.  Public Domain.
Bruce, Robert V.  Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1 Jan. 1990: pg. 22.  Google Books.  Web.  18 Oct. 2015.