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  • 23 September 1930 Ray Charles was born.
  • 18 February 1959 His signature song "What'd I Say" was recorded.
  • 12 April 1961 3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4.
  • 22 April 1978 Appeared at a soul music and R&B resurgence episode of Saturday Night Lives, after which the public snapped up his albums.
  • 24 April 1979 His version of "Georgia On My Mind," was a hit and soon was proclaimed the state song of Georgia.
  • 25 November 1981 He was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 22 May 2004 He was inducted to the Jazz Hall of Fame.
  • 6 October 2004 Ray Charles died.

Ray Charles: A Music Legend

Ray Charles, one of the most beloved pianists and soul musicians in the world, was born Ray Charles Robinson on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia. When Ray was still a baby his family relocated to a small town in Florida. Ray was not actually born blind. When he was five years old he witnessed his younger brother drown. Although he had tried to pull him from the outside tub his brother had fallen into, he was not able to do so and shortly afterward began going blind. By the time he was 7 he was completely blind. During his early years he attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind where he learned to read Braille as well as to write music. He also learned to play several different instruments while there. During this time both his parents died. After leaving the school, he worked as a musician for several different bands before moving to Seattle when he was 17. He recorded with Swingtime Records and achieved success with “Confession Blues” as well as “Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand.” In 1952 he signed with Atlantic Records and shortened his name to simply Ray Charles in order to avoid any possible confusion with the boxer known as Sugar Ray Robinson. He had success the following year with “Mess Around” but it wasn’t until 1955 that he really began to achieve well known fame, when he released “I Got a Woman.” He died on June 10, 2004 of liver disease in Beverly Hills, California.

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