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

September 23, 2018 at 05:00 am | History

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Staff Writer

September 23, 2018 at 05:00 am | History

Ray Charles (middle) was inducted into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986 — Ray Charles Video Museum

His countless achievements and recognitions

Throughout the course of his career, his accolades included scores of Grammies, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and a bronze medallion from the French Republic in recognition of his contribution to world music.

In 2004 he was inducted into the National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall of Fame. The Grammy Awards of 2005 were also dedicated to him.

On September 23, 2013, the United States Postal Service issued a forever stamp honouring Ray Charles as part of it Musical Icons series.

Charles married twice, and the father of twelve children with ten different women.

Three years after his death, the Ray Charles Plaza was opened in his hometown of Albany, Georgia, featuring a sculpture of Charles seated at a piano.

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