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Old 06-10-04, 02:39 PM
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Ray Charles has died

MSNBC is breaking it on their website.
Here's the article

I don't know what to say. Another legend gone...

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That was a shocker. Never saw that coming....
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Originally posted by Myster X
That was a shocker. Never saw that coming....
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We'll miss you, Ray.
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man...that band in Heaven keeps getting better and better..
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awww crap
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so regan, now charles...who will be 3rd?
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The biggest legend I've ever seen perform live. I was surprised he was only 73. I thought he was about that age when I was a kid
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so regan, now charles...who will be 3rd?
probably Kirk Douglas
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They played a clip of "Can't Stop Loving You" on NPR and I said to myself, "He better not have died." Sure enough 5 seconds later the chick says he's dead. I was crushed.

If it's not inapropriate I'll tell the story of the time I took a piss next to Ray Charles in a public bathroom.
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Did he pee in your butt? He was blind afterall, and a rock star. Tell it!
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Did he pee in your butt? He was blind afterall, and a rock star. Tell it!
So wrong, but
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What horrible news. Ray was a fantastic artist and his America the Beautiful can give me chills. Time to break out all my Ray Charles remasters.
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A very sad day for the music world.

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Old 06-10-04, 10:37 PM
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R.I.P. Ray! I saw the man live two years ago - I'm still moved by the fact that such a legendary performer had the courtesy to come to the relatively small town of Oulu, Finland, of all places. But he was most welcome... as I'm sure he was just about anywhere else. I'll miss him.

Listening to "What'd I Say" right now... one of my favorite Charles tunes. Boy, he was good.

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His version of America the Beautiful is the best ever. RIP
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Old 06-11-04, 03:36 PM
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I just hope that finally some of his 70's output will finally make it to CD. "Renaissance" is a great, great album.
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Originally posted by Canadian Bacon
probably Kirk Douglas
seriously? had not heard.
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I know he was Billy Joel's biggest influence

I love there bluesy duet they did back in 1986 "Baby Grand"
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Old 06-11-04, 07:47 PM
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Just finished burning a 3-disc compilation from the eleven-or-so Brother Ray CD's I've got on my shelf... just to listen to in the car. (We all grieve in our own way.)

I'd swear I felt a tear swelling up while listening to "That Lucky Old Sun."

I count myself lucky though. I managed to see him live a total of seven times.
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