Ray Charles (musician, born 1918)
Charles on June 3, 1975
|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.
|Associated acts||Perry Como|
Your Hit Parade
The Big Show
The Hollywood Palace
Sha Na Na
Kennedy Center Honors
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