The W
Views: 97680824
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
25.7.07 1334
The 7 - Music - Ray Charles: 1930-2004 Register and log in to post!
(650 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (8 total)
Freeway
Scrapple
Level: 110

Posts: 2053/3504
EXP: 14045776
For next: 363156

Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

Since last post: 215 days
Last activity: 186 days
#1 Posted on 10.6.04 1437.33
Reposted on: 10.6.11 1438.17
CNN Headline News and the Associated Press report today that Ray Charles, legendary blind musician, has died. More details as they come.

More details (Yahoo! News)

(edited by Freeway420 on 10.6.04 1356)
Promote this thread!
Ryan_A
Bauerwurst
Level: 24

Posts: 61/111
EXP: 75734
For next: 2392

Since: 30.1.03
From: Champaign, IL

Since last post: 2093 days
Last activity: 3 hours
#2 Posted on 10.6.04 1444.23
Reposted on: 10.6.11 1444.27
AP says he was surrounded by family and friends when he passed away this morning. He was 73.

Murph: Tell me a little about this electric piano, Ray.
Ray: Ah, you have a good eye, my man. That's the best in the city of Chicago.
Jake: How much?
Ray: 2000 bucks and it's yours. You can take it home with you. As a matter of fact, I'll throw in the black keys for free.

I didn't even realize he was ill.
Matt Tracker
Scrapple
Level: 124

Posts: 471/4804
EXP: 21309860
For next: 526802

Since: 8.5.03
From: North Carolina

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 2 hours
#3 Posted on 10.6.04 1513.20
Reposted on: 10.6.11 1513.29
I just bought his Best Of CDs last weekend. They include covers of "Yesterday" and "Eleanor Rigby" that are unique, bluesy and all Brother Ray. A master performer and showman, one of thos few that can turn any song into his.

Could anyone else invest so much soul into "It Ain't Easy Being Green"? I'm not even kidding. One of the best of the 20th century.
StaggerLee
Scrapple
Level: 139

Posts: 1486/6217
EXP: 32192455
For next: 275072

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 19 hours
Last activity: 11 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#4 Posted on 10.6.04 1543.42
Reposted on: 10.6.11 1544.06
I cant believe he was only 73. Sad day indeed. His rendition of America The Beautiful will always be one of my favorite versions of any patriotic song.

RIP Ray, thanks for the memories.
RecklessEric
Head cheese
Level: 39

Posts: 80/320
EXP: 386795
For next: 17980

Since: 23.1.02
From: Maine

Since last post: 6 days
Last activity: 16 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#5 Posted on 10.6.04 1555.31
Reposted on: 10.6.11 1555.44
Wow. Ray Charles was my first real concert I ever went to. That is sad. Rest in peace.
Eddie Famous
Andouille
Level: 90

Posts: 958/2182
EXP: 6919381
For next: 269255

Since: 11.12.01
From: Catlin IL

Since last post: 244 days
Last activity: 238 days
#6 Posted on 10.6.04 1749.30
Reposted on: 10.6.11 1749.35
Johnny Cash, now Ray Charles.

The soul of American music is dying.
SeVen ™
Kishke
Level: 44

Posts: 293/422
EXP: 586561
For next: 24728

Since: 11.1.02
From: Japan

Since last post: 2361 days
Last activity: 2192 days
#7 Posted on 10.6.04 1855.14
Reposted on: 10.6.11 1856.36
I loved Ray Charles. He would work with anyone in any musical genre. I agree with Eddie, Cash and Ray are too big a loss for music. Hopeful we don't lose Dylan anytime soon.
KaneRobot
Morcilla
Level: 52

Posts: 151/631
EXP: 1067351
For next: 16497

Since: 24.2.02
From: Bowels

Since last post: 2335 days
Last activity: 1628 days
#8 Posted on 11.6.04 0807.43
Reposted on: 11.6.11 0810.53
    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
    Johnny Cash, now Ray Charles.

    The soul of American music is dying.



That's exactly what I thought. It's pretty sad.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: New Ray Charles?
Next thread: QUESTION FOR Z OR KIM (or others)
Previous thread: FEELY TOP FORTY-week of 6/7/04
(650 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: RIP Tony Randall - Pat Tillman killed in Iraq - Both of Weird Al's parents found dead in home - More...
The 7 - Music - Ray Charles: 1930-2004Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.161 seconds.