Ray Charles

by: Isaac Farrow

Basic facts

Ray was born in the year 1930 he lived 74 years and was born in Albany, Ga. He was an African-American musician and composer

Achievements

  • In 1987, he was presented the ‘Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award’.


  • In 1991, he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Foundation.

  • He was inducted into the National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2004.

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    Did you know?

    Ray Charles is known to have found the Foundation for the hearing impaired and is himself capable of riding a motorcycle, driving a car and flying a plane despite of being blind.

    Character trait

    perseverance he kept going even though he was blind .

    inspiration

    He helped create many forms of music and inspired many people to become musicians.