The 7 - Music - Ray Charles: 1930-2004
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Freeway Scrapple Level: 109 Posts: 2053/3503 EXP: 13690328 For next: 269362 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 26 days Last activity: 1 day # 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: 73671 For next: 4455 Since: 30.1.03 From: Champaign, IL Since last post: 1867 days Last activity: 116 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: 121 Posts: 471/4625 EXP: 19568223 For next: 488531 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 4 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: 136 Posts: 1486/5998 EXP: 29698559 For next: 398433 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 16 hours Last activity: 3 hours
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 Goetta Level: 38 Posts: 80/308 EXP: 356113 For next: 14337 Since: 23.1.02 From: Maine Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 15 hours
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: 89 Posts: 958/2182 EXP: 6748035 For next: 167893 Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 19 days Last activity: 12 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: 571938 For next: 39351 Since: 11.1.02 From: Japan Since last post: 2135 days Last activity: 1966 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: 1040482 For next: 43366 Since: 24.2.02 From: Bowels Since last post: 2110 days Last activity: 1402 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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