Ray

Rick  Bender

High Springs, United States

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This shot is a portion of the bronze statue of Ray Charles (Robinson) erected in his boyhood hometown of Greenville, Florida. It was here as a young boy that he learned to play the piano. He lived in Greenville until his total blindness at age 7.

Following his becoming blind he attended school at the Florida School For The Deaf And Blind in St Augustine, Florida, but would return home to Greenville during the summer monthes.

Ray studied music while at the school and went on to become an American music legend.

Ray Charles Robison passed away on June 10, 2004 at his Beverly Hills, California home at the age of 73.

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