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Ray Charles

Ray Charles

American singer, pianist and songwriter
A brilliant, towering musical figure who through his singing and piano playing helped invent soul and R&B music.
BornSeptember 23, 1930
HometownAlbany, Georgia, United States of America
Net worth$75 million
Height5'9" (1.75m)
SpouseDella Beatrice Howard, Eileen Williams
PartnerMargie Hendrix
ChildrenCharles Wayne Hendricks, Ray Charles Robinson Jr., Raenee Robinson, Robyn Moffett, Robert Robinson, Alexandra Bertrand, Evelyn Robinson, David Robinson, Sheila Raye Charles, Vincent Kotchounian, Reatha Butler, Ryan Corey Robinson
ParentsAretha Robinson, Bailey Robinson
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Albums

Ray Charles In Concert
Ray Charles In Concert
2003
Berlin, 1962
Berlin, 1962
1996
My World
My World
1993
From the Pages of My Mind
From the Pages of My Mind
1986
Spirit of Christmas
Spirit of Christmas
1985
Friendship
Friendship
1984
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
1984
Early Years [King]
Early Years [King]
1978
True to Life
True to Life
1977
Porgy & Bess
Porgy & Bess
1976
Ray Charles Live [Atlantic]
Ray Charles Live [Atlantic]
1973
Through the Eyes of Love
Through the Eyes of Love
1972
Message from the People
Message from the People
1972
Volcanic Action of My Soul
Volcanic Action of My Soul
1971
My Kind of Jazz
My Kind of Jazz
1970
I'm All Yours-Baby!
I'm All Yours-Baby!
1969
Portrait of Ray
Portrait of Ray
1968
Ray Charles Invites You to Listen
Ray Charles Invites You to Listen
1967
Ray's Moods
Ray's Moods
1966
Crying Time
Crying Time
1966
Live in Concert
Live in Concert
1965
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