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Ray Charles

Ray Charles's biography

Ray Charles is 74 years old pianist born at Albany. He was born on Tuesday 23rd of September 1930. He is often nicknamed as The Genius of SoulBrother RayThe High Priest. According to year of birth 1930 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 23rd of September means he is Virgo. Virgo is an earthy sign of Zodiac Belt. People born under this Rising Sign are practical in nature. They believe in reality and represents themselves as a strong person.He was married 2 times.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be pianist. You can know him also as composer, musician, singer-songwriter, singer, saxophonist, jazz musician, vocalist, music arranger, recording artist. He is recently known as soul musician.

Ray Charles's family

Ray Charles's ex spouses

Eileen Williams

Ray Charles and Eileen Williams have been together.

Della Beatrice Howard Robinson

Ray Charles and Della Beatrice Howard Robinson have been together.

Ray Charles's schools

We found 1 school He attended. Name of the school: Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.

Ray Charles's career

His main focus is to be pianist. He is famous thanks to Georgia on My Mind / Carry Me Back to Old Virginny. He is also a member of Ray Charles and His Orchestra. Maybe you are curious what instrument does he play ? He plays piano.

How did Ray Charles die

He died on on Thursday 10th of June 2004 when he was 74 years old at Beverly Hills. Ray Charless death was caused by liver failure. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Ray Charles's Awards

  • He was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters by Wilberforce University, a private, historically black university in Wilberforce, Ohio. [December 1999]
  • He was awarded the Polar Music Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Award, in 1998.
  • Legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to award him the Congressional Gold Medal. [February 2005]
  • He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1993 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 16, 1981.

Ray Charles's Rankings

  • Ranked the second greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.

What Ray Charles has done for a first time

  • Had a hip replacement in the fall of 2003 in which he had to cancel his very first concert in 53 years of performing on the road.
  • Performed at Ronald Reagan's second inauguration in 1985 and also at Bill Clinton's first inauguration in 1993.
  • He was one of the first singers to own his own master recordings and founder of Tangerine Records (1962-73).
  • He was the first artist to combine both rhythm and blues and gospel together.
  • Pictured on a nondenominated ("forever") USA commemorative postage stamp in the Music Icons series, issued 23 September 2013. Price on day of issue was 46¢. First-day-of-issue ceremonies were held in Los Angeles, California and Atlanta, Georgia.

Ray Charles's quotes

  • Music has been around a long time, and there's going to be music long after Ray Charles is dead. I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it's a big record, that's the frosting on the cake, but music's the main meal.
  • See also Other Works |  Publicity Listings |  Official Sites

Ray Charles's body shape

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