Ray Charles 23 September 1930 - 10 June 2004

Charles started playing the piano September 10, 1934

Young Ray Charles

Was convicted on drug charges December 3, 1965

Wins two grammy's in 1967
In 1968, Charles was named the #1 male singer in international jazz critics pole

Jan 1st, 1986: was inducted into the rock n' roll hall of fame

Dec 1st, 1987: recieves the lifetime acheivement award

Jan 1st, 1993: receives the 1993 medal of arts

Was a recording artist from 1956-2004

Died June 10, 2004 in Beverly Hills, Ca.

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