Life of Ray Charles
Ray Charles (1930-2004)
Raymond Charles Robinson was born on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia. His occupations involved musician, singer, songwriter, and composer. Ray died on June 10, 2004 from liver disease at age 73. Some of his achievements consisted of multiple Grammy Awards, inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, honored with the National Medal of Arts, and also inducted into the National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall of Fame. Ray Charles has the reputation of being industrious. He is a huge inspiration to many folks because not only was he completely blind at the age of 7 and a good singer, but he also played the piano and had many great achievements. He made the best of what he had. Ray had a great impact on history because he showed everyone that he could do anything that a regular person could do. Being blind was not his weakness. He overcame the fact that he was blind by acting as though he didn't notice.
Piano was what his life was all about.
He played all types of music from blues to jazz to soul music and even country.
Even though he was blind, Ray still loved to make people laugh.
Did You Know?
Ray Charles started losing his vision at the age of 5. By the age of 7, Ray was completely blind but still acted as if he was just like everyone else.