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Ray Charles Born: September 23,1930-Died: June 10,2004 Part One

Ray Charles Born: September 23,1930-Died: June 10,2004 Part One

Ray Charles

Charles in 1990
Background information
Birth name
Ray Charles Robinson
Born
September 23, 1930
Albany, Georgia, U.S.
Origin
Greenville, Florida, U.S.
Died
June 10, 2004 (aged 73)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Genres
* R&B soul blues gospel country jazz pop rock and roll
Occupations
Musician, singer, songwriter, composer
Instruments
Vocals, piano, keyboards
Years active
1947–2004
Labels
Atlantic, ABC, Warner Bros., Swing Time, Concord, Columbia, Flashback
Associated acts
The Raelettes, USA for Africa, Billy Joel, Gladys Knight
Website
www.raycharles.com
Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known professionally as Ray Charles, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and composer...

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Fats Domino Born: February 26,1928-Still Alive Part One

Fats Domino Born: February 26,1928-Still Alive Part One

Fats Domino

Domino in concert in Germany in 1977
Background information
Birth name
Antoine Domino Jr.
Also known as
Fats, The Fat Man
Born
February 26, 1928 (age 89)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres
Rock and roll, New Orleans rhythm and blues
Occupations
Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments
Piano, vocals
Years active
1947–present
Labels
Imperial, London, ABC, Mercury, Broadmoor, Reprise, Sonet, Warner Bros., Toot Toot
Antoine “Fats” Domino, Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter of French Creole descent. Five of his records released before 1955 sold over a million copies and were certified as gold records, and he had 35 records in the U.S. Top 40...

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Little Richard Born: December 5,1932-Still Alive Part One

Little Richard Born: December 5,1932-Still Alive Part One

Little Richard
Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known as Little Richard, is an American musician, singer and songwriter.
Little Richard

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Little Richard in 2007
Background information
Birth name
Richard Wayne Penniman
Born
December 5, 1932 (age 84)
Macon, Georgia, United States
Genres
Rock and roll, rhythm and blues, gospel, soul
Occupations
Musician, songwriter, pianist
Instruments
Vocals, piano
Years active
1947–present
Labels
RCA Victor, Peacock, Specialty, End, Ronnex, London, Goldisc Records, Little Star Records, Mercury, Atlantic, Vee-Jay, Modern, Okeh, Brunswick, Reprise, K-Tel, Warner Bros., Disney
Associated acts
Billy Wright, Larry Williams, Otis Redding, Don Covay, Billy Preston, Jim...

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