The 7 - Music - Ray Charles: 1930-2004
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Freeway Scrapple Level: 112 Posts: 2053/3504 EXP: 15257393 For next: 80860 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 1040 days Last activity: 728 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: 82851 For next: 6770 Since: 30.1.03 From: Champaign, IL Since last post: 2918 days Last activity: 646 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: 131 Posts: 471/5179 EXP: 26145896 For next: 278794 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 16 days Last activity: 22 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: 148 Posts: 1486/6813 EXP: 40309698 For next: 69060 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 6 hours # 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: 448182 For next: 31967 Since: 23.1.02 From: Maine Since last post: 269 days Last activity: 42 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: 7710526 For next: 46441 Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 265 days Last activity: 17 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: 637239 For next: 22930 Since: 11.1.02 From: Japan Since last post: 3186 days Last activity: 3017 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: 54 Posts: 151/631 EXP: 1160420 For next: 73457 Since: 24.2.02 From: Bowels Since last post: 3160 days Last activity: 2453 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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