The 7 - Music - Ray Charles: 1930-2004
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Freeway Scrapple Level: 109 Posts: 2053/3504 EXP: 13836073 For next: 123617 Since: 3.1.02 From: Calgary Since last post: 79 days Last activity: 50 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: 74497 For next: 3629 Since: 30.1.03 From: Champaign, IL Since last post: 1957 days Last activity: 205 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: 122 Posts: 471/4712 EXP: 20354327 For next: 283745 Since: 8.5.03 From: North Carolina Since last post: 3 min. Last activity: 1 min. # 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: 137 Posts: 1486/6078 EXP: 30624647 For next: 248286 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 17 hours Last activity: 1 hour
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: 80/313 EXP: 368562 For next: 1888 Since: 23.1.02 From: Maine Since last post: 13 days Last activity: 6 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: 6816594 For next: 99334 Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 108 days Last activity: 102 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: 577790 For next: 33499 Since: 11.1.02 From: Japan Since last post: 2225 days Last activity: 2056 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: 1051234 For next: 32614 Since: 24.2.02 From: Bowels Since last post: 2199 days Last activity: 1492 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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