Thursday, June 10, 2004

Another one

You ever heard the urban legend that famous deaths always come in threes? We're at #2 right now -- Ray Charles.

Blind by age 7 and an orphan at 15, Charles spent his life shattering any notion of musical boundaries and defying easy definition. A gifted pianist and saxophonist, he dabbled in country, jazz, big band and blues, and put his stamp on it all with a deep, warm voice roughened by heartbreak from a hardscrabble childhood in the segregated South.

I hope that the legend is proven false this time around. . .

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