The 7 - Music - Ray Charles: 1930-2004
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Freeway Scrapple Level: 112 Posts: 2053/3504 EXP: 15042598 For next: 295655 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 889 days Last activity: 577 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: 25 Posts: 61/111 EXP: 81593 For next: 8028 Since: 30.1.03 From: Champaign, IL Since last post: 2767 days Last activity: 494 days # 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: 130 Posts: 471/5145 EXP: 25487829 For next: 242817 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 1 day # 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: 147 Posts: 1486/6745 EXP: 39118806 For next: 319389 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 2 days Last activity: 2 days # 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: 41 Posts: 80/334 EXP: 441849 For next: 38300 Since: 23.1.02 From: Maine Since last post: 117 days Last activity: 4 days
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: 92 Posts: 958/2220 EXP: 7602438 For next: 154529 Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 114 days Last activity: 2 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: 45 Posts: 293/422 EXP: 628255 For next: 31914 Since: 11.1.02 From: Japan Since last post: 3035 days Last activity: 2866 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: 53 Posts: 151/631 EXP: 1143926 For next: 13200 Since: 24.2.02 From: Bowels Since last post: 3009 days Last activity: 2302 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.
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