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Ray Charles

Musician (23-Sep-1930 — 10-Jun-2004)


Ray Charles; David Ritz. Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story. Da Capo Press. 2003. 368pp.

Mike Evans. Ray Charles: The "Right Time" and the Birth of Cool. Omnibus Press. 2005. 336pp.

Michael Lydon. Ray Charles: Man and Music. Routledge. 2004. 472pp.

Ray Charles, Jr., with Mary Jane Ross. You Donít Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles. New York: Harmony Books. 2010. 276pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.199)

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.128)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.134)

  10. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.100)

  11. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.93)

  12. International Who's Who in Music: Popular Music (p.104)

  13. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.128)

  14. Encylopedia of Pop, Rock, and Soul (pp.111-12)

  15. DK Encyclopedia of Rock Stars (pp.173-76)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.102)

  17. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.477)

  18. The Encyclopedia of Country Music (p.91)

  19. Legends in Their Own Time (p.47)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.321)

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