Ray Charles Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


30th April 2010

Fact: Actor BRANDON DIXON has landed the coveted role of Ray Charles in new Broadway musical UNCHAIN MY HEART, which will open in New York in October (10). The show's producer, Stuart Benjamin, was one of the brains behind the biopic Ray, for which Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for his portrayal of the blind R&B legend.


26th June 2009

Quote: "(He was) one of the great singers. A genius, like Ray Charles; like Stevie Wonder. In later years, I didn't see him that much and when I did see him, his behaviour was very strange to me. And so I didn't relate to that person as well. I didn't really understand him." Cher on the passing of her old friend - tragic superstar Michael Jackson.


18th August 2007

Fact: Actor/singer Jamie Foxx is hoping lightning strikes twice after signing up to star as a homeless musician in upcoming musical biopic THE SOLOIST. Foxx won an Oscar for his role as R+B great Ray Charles in RAY.


21st March 2007

Fact: JAMES L WHITE, the man behind Ray Charles biopic RAY, is penning a new movie about the life of blues legend ROBERT JOHNSON.


20th February 2006

Fact: <p>The estate of the late Ray Charles has donated the singer's famous midnight-blue tourbus to Atlanta, Georgia's Morehouse College. </p>


3rd December 2005

Quote: <p>"The two advantages I had at birth were to be born wise and into poverty." Soul legend Stevie Wonder compares himself to icon Ray Charles. </p>


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