Music master dies at age 73

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Hollie Newton
Jun 12, 2014


50 years ago, 1964: The Stadium Diner, West Perkins Avenue, offered Sunday Swiss steak dinners for $1.75, and all you could eat fresh perch every Friday for 99 cents. They also offered special noonday luncheons.

25 years ago, 1989: The Chinese government whipped up a campaign to cast astrophysicist Fang Lizhi as the ringleader of the democracy movement, charging China's leading dissident walked on the "dead bodies and blood" of soldiers as he took refuge in the U.S. Embassy.

10 years ago, 2004: Ray Charles, a transcendent talent who erased musical boundaries between the sacred and the secular with hits such as "What'd I Say," "Georgia on My Mind" and "I Can't Stop Loving You," died at the age of 73 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 


click here for a nice rendition of Georgia   



Re: "Ray Charles,"

Enjoyed hearing his collaboration with Billy Joel.

Hollie Newton



I enjoyed his stance against Georgia!


You must lead a miserable life not to be able to just appreciate the art that this man excelled at without first thinking of the political ideology of it.

Darwin's choice



You feel the way you do because you don't understand the magnitude of his stance. I have always appreciated his talent.


Geez . Prices from 50years ago from restaurant. That would be nice to lower that along with fuel prices from that era.

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Hearing his rendition of "America, the Beautiful" always lifts my spirits and makes my eyes glimmer a bit with hope and even a tear for the pride and presentation.