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Ray Charles
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Vocalist
    (September 23, 1930-June 10, 2004)
    Sings 'Georgia On My Mind,' 'Cry,' 'Born To Lose,' 'Crying Time,' 'One Mint Julep,' 'Hallelujah I Love Her So,' 'Let's Go Get Stoned,' 'Here We Go Again,' 'Eleanor Rigby,' 'That Lucky Old Sun,' 'I Gotta Woman,' 'I Don't Need No Doctor,' 'You Are My Sunshine,' 'Hit The Road Jack,' 'Unchain My Heart,' 'What'd I Say,' 'Don't Set Me Free,' 'I Can't Stop Loving You,' 'Busted' and 'America, The Beautiful'
    Participated in a duet with Billy Joel
    Honored with a bronze bust in the Playboy Hall of Fame
    Won 12 Grammys
    As a teenager, he played with an all white band and yodelled.
    He suffered from depression.
    He was arrested in Boston for possession of heroin and marijuana (1965).
    He appeared in commericials for both Coke and Pepsi.
    He changed his name from Ray (Charles) Robinson to Ray Charles in deference to the boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.
    He performed in many musical genres, including R&B, Country, Rock, Ballad, Classical and Jazz.
    His rendition of 'America' was used at sporting events honoring the heros of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
    He lost his sight at 7 years old and was orphaned as a teenager.
    His perpetual smile is infectious.
    He had hip replacement surgery (2004).
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 98 Votes: 55.10% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 54 Votes: 62.96% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 35 Votes: 22.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 114 Votes: 43.86% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 58 Votes: 43.10% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 83 Votes: 53.01% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 460 Votes: 44.57% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 142 Votes: 48.59% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 186 Votes: 38.17% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 94 Votes: 31.91% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 205 Votes: 43.90% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 236 Votes: 41.10% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 957 Votes: 40.33% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1687 Votes: 41.20% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1074 Votes: 42.46% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 3789 Votes: 36.79% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 3157 Votes: 24.39% Annoying
 
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