|Birth name||Charles Raymond Offenberg|
|Also known as||Ray Charles|
|Born||September 13, 1918|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||April 6, 2015 (aged 96)|
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Charles Raymond Offenberg (September 13, 1918 – April 6, 2015), better known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, conductor, and vocal arranger. He was best known as the organizer and leader of the Ray Charles Singers (who were featured on Perry Como's television series, radio shows, and records for 35 years).
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- FMS: Feature ASMAC salutes Lalo Schifrin and "the other" Ray Charles
- Grudens, Richard, ed. (1986), The Italian Crooners Bedside Companion, Celebrity Profiles Publishing, pp. 63–69, ISBN 0-9763877-0-0, retrieved 14 April 2010
- "Ray Charles, Leader of Ray Charles Singers, Who Backed Perry Como, Dies at 96". 7 April 2015.