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by Mildred Europa Taylor, at 05:00 am, September 23, 2018, History

5 interesting facts you should know about soul music legend Ray Charles

Ray Charles. Photo: Wiki CC

On this day in 1930, talented musician, singer and composer, Ray Charles Robinson was born.

Born in Albany, Georgia, Robinson was one of the first African American artists to merge the blues with gospel to pave the way for rhythm and blues (R&B)music.

He died on June 10, 2013, but his musical legacy still lives on.

Here are five interesting facts about the life of this legend:

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