Ray Charles

-=REGARDED BY MANY AS THE BEST MUSICIAN TO EVER LIVE=-

Early Life

Childhood

* Born September 23rd, 1930
* Brother Died At 4
* Blinded At 7
* Baptist
* Raised By Mom
* Did Piano At 3

Teenage Years

* Mom Died At 15
* Addicted To Heroin
* Sang Like Nat "King" Cole
* Met Quincy Jones At 16

Adulthood

The Rest

* Signed Up With Atlantic Records
* Made Over 60 Records
* Played For Richard Nixon
* Made Georgia's Anthem
* Went To Rehab
* Placed In Hall of Fame
* Never Stuck To One Genre Too long

Primary Question

How Did Ray Charles Influence Rock N' Roll And What Did He Have To Go Through

Influenced It

Elvis Presley Was A Ray Charles Fan
Nat King Cole In Hall of Fame