Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), better known by his shortened stage name Ray Charles, was an American musician. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company. Frank Sinatra called Charles “the only true genius in show business.”

Rolling Stone ranked Charles number 10 on their list of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" in 2004, and number two on their November 2008 list of "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". In honoring Charles, Billy Joel noted: "This may sound like sacrilege, but I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley. I don't know if Ray was the architect of rock & roll, but he was certainly the first guy to do a lot of things . . . Who the hell ever put so many styles together and made it work?"

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Name Ray Charles
Age 93 years 8 month 6 days old
Net Worth 75 million
Height 1.75 meter
Born Place Albany, Georgia USA
Nationality US
Birthday 1930-09-23
Death 2004-06-10

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Birthday of Ray Charles was 1930-09-23

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Ray Charles net worth in 2024 is 75 million

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Ray Charles height was 1.75 meter

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Ray Charles nationality was US

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Ray Charles occupation was singer-songwriter , musician , jazz_pianist , composer , artist , actor , film_score_composer , music_arranger , music_artist

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Gender of Ray Charles was Male

8. When Ray Charles was Died ?

Ray Charles was died on 2004-06-10

9. Where Ray Charles was born?

Ray Charles was born in Albany, Georgia USA

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