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Ray Charles


In 2004,  Rolling Stone ranked Ray Charles #10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time.
  U.S. pianist and singer who combined gospel and blues to create what would come to be known as soul music (1930-2004)
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  • In 2004,  Rolling Stone ranked Ray Charles #10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time.
  • Ray Charles, a blind man, had tremendous musical accomplishments, and Stephen Hawking, the physicist, is a genius despite motor neuron disease.
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  • Ray Charles was the most famous ex-patient.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • An elderly man in treatment for pulmonary tb who makes me think of Ray Charles.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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  • Ray Charles is God.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • You think Ray Charles is blind?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I pushed the cart with Margaurite, who was almost blind and wore dark glasses like Ray Charles.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli, and Ray Charles, who all found their place in the music world despite being blind.
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  • For the weekend’s festivities, Ray Charles played "Georgia.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • In Ray Charles’s absence, their North Carolina twanged blues made us sad enough.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Ray Charles [7] , Bob Dylan [6] , Frank Sinatra [6] , Johnny Cash [8]
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