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Ray Charles Robinson

Ray Charles Robinson, for that, was the artist's real name, was born on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia. 1)

Name change

He changed his name to avoid being confused with Ray Robinson a famous boxer. 2)

Brother's death

Ray Charles's brother George drowned in their mother's laundry tub when he was four years old. 3)


He lost sight in both eyes when he was seven years old. 4)

Confessin' Blues

In April 1949, he debuted on the charts with the song “Confessin' Blues”. 5)

ray_charles.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/24 06:35 by aga