Historic Markers Across Georgia



Ray Charles



Marker ID:  
Location: 100 N Front St, Albany, GA
County: Dougherty
Coordinates: N 31° 34.567    W 084 8.916
  31.57611666    -84.1486
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WM8XA4
Ray Charles Marker  



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Ray Charles
1930-2004


Ray Charles was a pioneering musician who shaped the sound of Rhythm and Blues. Born in Albany, Georgia, Charles was blind by age six. He later became known as one of the wolds's most loved entertainers and called "The Genius of Soul" for his innovative renditions of pop, rock and country music. His recording of "Georgia On My Mind" became the official state song of Georgia. He died in Beverly Hills, California at age 73.



 

Ray Charles


 

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