Ray Charles

Ray Charles (born September 23, 1930, Albany, Georgia, USA – died June 10, 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer. He was a legendary artist who made significant contributions to the music industry. Ray Charles was inducted into the *Rock And Roll Hall of Fame* in 1986 as a performer.

His unique blend of rhythm and blues with gospel influences created a distinctive sound that captivated audiences worldwide. Known for his soulful voice and masterful piano skills, Ray Charles became an icon in the music world. His timeless hits like "Georgia On My Mind" and "Hit the Road Jack" continue to resonate with listeners today.

Influenced by artists such as *Wilson Pickett*, *Etta James*, and *Sam Cooke*, Ray Charles paved the way for future generations of musicians. His impact on genres like soul and R&B is immeasurable. With his powerful performances and heartfelt lyrics, he touched the hearts of millions.


Ray Charles



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