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
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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A pair of jazz legends got their start in the Tampa area

In our first story, we’re highlighting two musical greats who helped revolutionize Jazz music: The one and only Ray Charles and Cannonball Adderly.
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