ray charles

February 28, 1977

February 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

On this day in 1977,  an audience member attacked Ray Charles onstage. For years, the rumour circulating was that the man had tried to strangle Charles with a rope. The [...]

November 14, 1961

November 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

On this day in 1961, before a show in Indianapolis, Ray Charles was arrested when marijuana and heroin were found in his hotel room. Charges were dropped on a technicality, [...]

November 14, 1961

November 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

On this day in 1961, Ray Charles was arrested for possession of heroin and marijuana, just before he was to perform a show in Indianapolis. Charges were dropped on a [...]

October 31, 1964

October 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today in 1964, Ray Charles was arrested by Logan Airport in Boston and was charged with heroin possession. This arrested was his third drug charge. Charles managed to avoid [...]

September 8, 1952

September 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today in 1952, Ray Charles recorded his first session for Atlantic Records. Atlantic had bought Charles’ contract from Swing Time Records after that label folded. [...]
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