Ray Charles

The life of Ray Charles

The early life

  • Born on September 23,1930
  • Father left him when little
  • blind by age seven
  • Mother died when he was 15
  • Grew up in poverty
  • Attend blind and deaf school
  • #7

Influences

  • Growing up with no father
  • Younger brother died
  • Grew up blind
  • went to red wing cafe in Greenville, Florida
  • When mother died he lost interest in everything even music
  • sang in a choir at a baptist church

names for Rays songs

  • "Georgia On My Mind" (1960)
  • "Hit the Road Jack" (1960)
  • " I got a Women" (1958)
  • "What'd I say" (1959)