- from Ray Charles
Ray Charles’s whole life was about music. During his lifetime, he gave more than 10,000 concerts. He recorded more than 60 albums.
His contribution to the American music scene was unrivaled. But that was just the beginning. Charles used his position and fame to support causes that were important to him. He also appeared in films like Blues Brothers. Plus, he sang in advertisements for a soft drink company. And his work did not go unnoticed. Presidents, kings, and queens gave Charles official recognition, while contemporary artists have sampled his music and others have awarded him repeatedly.