Famous People

Ray Charles

While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company.

Birth name Ray Charles Robinson
Born September 23, 1930
Albany, Georgia, United States
Died June 10, 2004 (aged 73)
Beverly Hills, California, United States
Genres Jump blues, rhythm and blues, piano blues, soul, blues, soul blues, rock and roll, jazz, vocal jazz, country, pop, gospel, traditional pop
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards, alto saxophone, trombone
Labels Atlantic, ABC, Warner Bros., Swing Time, Concord, Columbia, Flashback
Website www.raycharles.com

Discography | Studio albums | Compilation albums | Singles | Songs | Tours | Videography | Filmography | Television