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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
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Ray Charles in 1990
Background information
Birth name Ray Charles Robinson
Born 23 September 1930(1930-09-23)
Albany, Georgie, U.S.[1]
Oreigin Greenville, Florida, U.S.
Deid 10 Juin 2004(2004-06-10) (aged 73)
Beverly Hills, Californie, U.S.
Thrift Muisicker, sangster, sangwriter, componer
Instruments Vocals, piano, keybuirds
Years active 1947–2004
Labels Atlantic, ABC, Warner Bros., Swing Time, Concord, Columbia, Flashback
Associate acts The Raelettes, USA for Africa, Billy Joel, Gladys Knight


  1. Biography at Error: unkent archive URL (archived 20071012222755) Official website; retrieved September 22, 2013.
  2. Van Morrison. "100 Greatest Artists of All Time. No. 10: Ray Charles". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 13, 2010. 
  3. "Ray Charles, American Legend, Dies at 73". NPR. June 11, 2004. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  4. Olsen, Eric (2004-06-11). "Soul Man". Today. NBC News. Retrieved 2015-09-23.