The 7 - Music - Ray Charles: 1930-2004
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Freeway Scrapple Level: 112 Posts: 2053/3504 EXP: 15213118 For next: 125135 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 1009 days Last activity: 696 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: 82592 For next: 7029 Since: 30.1.03 From: Champaign, IL Since last post: 2887 days Last activity: 614 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: 471/5175 EXP: 26032274 For next: 392416 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 1 hour # 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: 1486/6794 EXP: 40018516 For next: 360242 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: 446877 For next: 33272 Since: 23.1.02 From: Maine Since last post: 237 days Last activity: 10 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: 7688246 For next: 68721 Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 234 days Last activity: 13 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: 635387 For next: 24782 Since: 11.1.02 From: Japan Since last post: 3155 days Last activity: 2986 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: 1157020 For next: 106 Since: 24.2.02 From: Bowels Since last post: 3129 days Last activity: 2421 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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