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Albany in Dougherty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ray Charles

1930-2004

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 25, 2008
1. Ray Charles Marker
Inscription. Ray Charles was a pioneering musician who shaped the sound of Rhythm and Blues. Born in Albany, Georgia, Charles was blind by age six. He later became known as one of the wolds's most loved entertainers and called "The Genius of Soul" for his innovative renditions of pop, rock and country music. His recording of "Georgia On My Mind" became the official state song of Georgia. He died in Beverly Hills, California at age 73.
 
Location. 31° 34.567′ N, 84° 8.9′ W. Marker is in Albany, Georgia, in Dougherty County. Marker is on South Front Street 0 miles south of West Broad Ave (Georgia Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 S Front St, Albany GA 31701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bridge House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.B. (Chevene Bowers) King (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albany Lights (approx. mile away); Dougherty County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Nelson Tift (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedom Alley and City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); De Soto in Georgia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Georgia Civil Rights Trail: The Albany Movement (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Ray Charles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 25, 2008
2. Ray Charles Marker
Ray Charles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 25, 2008
3. Ray Charles Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on September 8, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • David Seibert was the editor who published this page.
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