Black History ‘Erryday’: Happy Birthday Ray Charles (R.I.P.)

By William Morris Agency (management)/Photo by Maurice Seymour 1969

by Kiki

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.





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