September 23th, 1930 - June 10th, 2004
American singer, songwriter, arranger, and pianist
Ray Charles, blind at the age of 7 and orphaned at 15, learned music in a specialized institute. In the Fifties, he established his soul-music style by bringing together gospel and rhythm’n’blues. It was the record house Atlantic Records that brought out his first successes, including I've Got a Woman. But it was ABC Paramount which introduced him to the white public and made him the top black American voice. The result was smash hits such as Unchain my heart and Georgia on my mind. Ray Charles did not give up on musical tours till a very advanced age.
Montreal Eaton Centre, Second floor
705 Sainte-Catherine Street West
office 5-104 | H3B 4G5
Montréal, Québec (Canada)