Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – Juin 10, 2004), kent professionally as Ray Charles, wis an American sangster, sangwriter, muisicker, an componer. He wis whiles referred tae as "The Genius",[2][3] an wis an aa nicknamed "The Heich Priest o Soul".[4]

Ray Charles
Ray Charles in 1990
Background information
Birth nameRay Charles Robinson
Born23 September 1930(1930-09-23)
Albany, Georgie, U.S.[1]
OreiginGreenville, Florida, U.S.
Deid10 Juin 2004(2004-06-10) (aged 73)
Beverly Hills, Californie, U.S.
ThriftMuisicker, sangster, sangwriter, componer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keybuirds
Years active1947–2004
LabelsAtlantic, ABC, Warner Bros., Swing Time, Concord, Columbia, Flashback
Associate actsThe Raelettes, USA for Africa, Billy Joel, Gladys Knight


  1. Biography at raycharles.com [Error: unknown archive URL] (archived [Date missing]) Official website; retrieved September 22, 2013.
  2. Van Morrison. "100 Greatest Artists of All Time. No. 10: Ray Charles". Rolling Stone. Archived frae the original on 10 December 2015. Retrieved 13 Juin 2010.
  3. "Ray Charles, American Legend, Dies at 73". NPR. 11 Juin 2004. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  4. Olsen, Eric (11 Juin 2004). "Soul Man". Today. NBC News. Retrieved 23 September 2015.