21 May 2024

Music feature: Ray Charles

From Afternoons, 2:30 pm on 21 May 2024

Ray Charles was a pioneer of soul, jazz, gospel and rhythm and blues music, and according to Frank Sinatra "the only true genius in show business".

He was one of the inaugural inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and also received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.

In 1994, just 10 years before his death, Ray was playing a concert at Mission Estate and our own Jackie Clarke was called upon to open up.

Jackie has long been a Ray Charles admirer, and she joins Jesse to talk about his music and legacy.

Ray Charles
Chanteur compositeur arrangeur et pianiste americain
8 juillet 1997
Palais des congres de Paris.

Photo: © Collection Christophel / LECOEUVRE PHOTOTHEQUE

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