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I did it to myself. It wasn't society... it wasn't a pusher, it wasn't being blind or being black or being poor. It was all my doing.Ray Charles
I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.Ray Charles
I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.Ray Charles
Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory.Ray Charles
Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor.Ray Charles
Music's been around a long time, and there's going to be music long after Ray Charles is dead. I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it's a big record, that's the frosting on the cake, but music's the main meal.Ray Charles
My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.Ray Charles
What makes my approach special is that I do different things. I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth. I do them all, like a good utility man.Ray Charles
was a famous American singer, pianist and songwriter,
who was born on
September 23, 1930. As a person born on this date, Ray Charles is listed in our database as the 6th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 23) and the 7th most popular for the year (1930).
People born on September 23
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Ray Charles is the 92nd most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Ray Charles' birthday, Ray Charles is the 726th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Albany, Georgia, U.S.
In general, Ray Charles ranks as the 1186th
most popular famous person, and the 151st most popular singer of all time.
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