Ray Charles Robinson sunrise 9/23/1930 Albany, NY, sunset 6/10/2004 Beverly Hills, CA.
Musician, singer, songwriter, composer.
Married twice, 12 children by 9 different women.
His mother was a sharecropper.
He started to lose his sight at age four and completely lost it by age 7.
One of the first black musicians to be granted artistic control by a mainstream record company.
Frank Sinatra said he was: “the only true genius in show business.”
Billy Joel said: ” . . . I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley.”
Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.