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Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: (L-R) Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Reverend Jesse Jackson; singer Chaka Khan, Ten-time GRAMMY Award-winning performer; Cliff Rucker, U.S. Postal Service Vice President of Sales; Valerie Ervin, Executive Director of the Ray Charles Foundation; Joe Adams, Ray Charles' former manager, Raye Charles Robinson, Jr., Ray Charles' son attend the unveiling of the new Ray Charles stamp at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, Calif, on Monday, September 23, 2013. The limited-edition stamp is part of the Music Icons stamp series and is available for sale starting today, on what would have been his 83rd birthday, at post offices nationwide.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: (L-R) Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Reverend Jesse Jackson; singer Chaka Khan, Ten-time GRAMMY Award-winning performer; Cliff Rucker, U.S. Postal Service Vice President of Sales; Valerie Ervin, Executive Director of the Ray Charles Foundation; Joe Adams, Ray Charles' former manager, Raye Charles Robinson, Jr., Ray Charles' son attend the unveiling of the new Ray Charles stamp at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, Calif, on Monday, September 23, 2013. The limited-edition stamp is part of the Music Icons stamp series and is available for sale starting today, on what would have been his 83rd birthday, at post offices nationwide.
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: (L-R) Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Reverend Jesse Jackson; singer Chaka Khan, Ten-time GRAMMY Award-winning performer; Cliff Rucker, U.S. Postal Service Vice President of Sales; Valerie Ervin, Executive Director of the Ray Charles Foundation; Joe Adams, Ray Charles' former manager, Raye Charles Robinson, Jr., Ray Charles' son attend the unveiling of the new Ray Charles stamp at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, Calif, on Monday, September 23, 2013. The limited-edition stamp is part of the Music Icons stamp series and is available for sale starting today, on what would have been his 83rd birthday, at post offices nationwide.
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Actor Kyle Massey attends the unveiling of the new Ray Charles stamp at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, Calif, on Monday, September 23, 2013. The limited-edition stamp is part of the Music Icons stamp series and is available for sale starting today, on what would have been Ray's 83rd birthday, at post offices nationwide.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Morehouse College President Dr. John Silvanus Wilson and Jr attends the Ray Charles Forever Stamp launch at Morehouse College - Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on September 23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: General view of at Morehouse College - Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on September 23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Recording Artist Ashanti performs at the Ray Charles Forever Stamp launch at Morehouse College - Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on September 23, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23, 2013: In this handout provided by the U.S. Postal Service, a stamp with the likeness of musician Ray Charles is seen as part of the Music Icons Forever Stamps Series. On what would have been his 83rd birthday, the Ray Charles was inducted into the Postal Services Music Icons Forever Stamp Series. Chaka Khan will perform at the Los Angeles first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony and Ashanti will highlight the Atlanta event.
  • Ray Charles - CHICAGO, IL - JULY 30: Former Chicago Sun-Times photographer Dom Najolia holds a picture of Ray Charles he took for the Sun-Times during a photo exhibit of images taken by the newspaper's former photography staff outside the Chicago Sun-Times' offices on July 30, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The pop-up protest, organzied by the Chicago Newspaper Guild, was held to mark the two-month anniversary since the newspaper fired its photography staff.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: LisaRaye McCoy, Travis Winfrey and Charity Shea the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Jackee Harry accepts the Excellence in Acting Award at the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: John Mayfield presents Corporate Executive of the Year Award at the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Dr. John Williams and Travis Randle present the Pioneer of Education/Education Excellence Award at the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Charity Shea and Avery Sunshine present the Excellence in Acting Award to Jackee Harry at the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Diamond Award winner for Entrepeneur of the Year, Mary Parker speaks at the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Shan Cooper, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics VP and GM accepts the Diamond Award winner for Corporate Excellence at the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Dantaya Williams, Director of Workforce Diversity at United Technologies attends the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Dorie Tuggle, President and CEO at Pearl Training Solutions attends the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Actor Brad James (right) and guest attend the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Gospel singer Annette Mae Thomas attends the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Model and TV personality Cynthia Bailey attends the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Diamond Award winner for Corporate Excellence, Ray Bishop, CEO of Goodwill Ind. attends the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Honoree Dr. Anne Watts, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs: Morehouse College attends the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: Mark Dodd, CEO of The Not Alone Foundation attends the Not Alone Foundation Second Biennial Diamond Awards at Morehouse College Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on March 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Producer Ray Charles Jr. (L) and guest arrive at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards after party at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Producer Ray Charles Jr. poses for a portrait at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Victor Vanacore speaks during the "Yes Indeed! Ray Charles" a photographic restrospective by Joe Adams at The Grammy Museum on May 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: David Ritz speaks during the "Yes Indeed! Ray Charles" a photographic restrospective by Joe Adams at The Grammy Museum on May 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: (L-R) Panelist David Ritz, John Burke, Dr. Mable John,Tony Gumina, Valerie Erin, Victor Vanacore and moderator Bob Santelli speak during the "Yes Indeed! Ray Charles" a photographic restrospective by Joe Adams at The Grammy Museum on May 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Ray Charles - Turkish media owner Aydin Dogan (L) talks with Ahmet Ertegun's wife Mica Ertegun (R) during Ahmet Ertegun's funeral ceremony at the mosque of Marmara Theology Faculty in Istanbul 18 December 2006. Ertegun, one of the most influential figures in modern music who nurtured the careers of legends such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones, was laid to rest in his hometown after the service attended by politicians and artists. The 83-year-old Turkish-born founder of Atlantic Records died 14 December 2006 in New York, where he had been in coma since 29 October 2006 when he sustained a brain injury after falling over backstage at a Rolling Stones concert. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ray Charles - Turkish media owner Aydin Dogan (L) talks with Ahmet Ertegun's wife Mica Ertegun during Ahmet Ertegun's funeral ceremony at the mosque of Marmara Theology Faculty in Istanbul 18 December 2006. Ertegun, one of the most influential figures in modern music who nurtured the careers of legends such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones, was laid to rest in his hometown after the service attended by politicians and artists. The 83-year-old Turkish-born founder of Atlantic Records died 14 December 2006 in New York, where he had been in coma since 29 October 2006 when he sustained a brain injury after falling over backstage at a Rolling Stones concert. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ray Charles - Relatives pray behind the coffin of Ahmet Ertegun 18 December 2006 during his funeral ceremony at the mosque of Marmara Theology Faculty in Istanbul. Ertegun, one of the most influential figures in modern music who nurtured the careers of legends such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones, was laid to rest in his hometown after the service attended by politicians and artists. The 83-year-old Turkish-born founder of Atlantic Records died 14 December 2006 in New York, where he had been in coma since 29 October 2006 when he sustained a brain injury after falling over backstage at a Rolling Stones concert. AFP PHOTO / MUSTAFA OZER (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ray Charles - Relatives pray behind the coffin of Ahmet Ertegun 18 December 2006 during his funeral ceremony at the mosque of Marmara Theology Faculty in Istanbul. Ertegun, one of the most influential figures in modern music who nurtured the careers of legends such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones, was laid to rest in his hometown after the service attended by politicians and artists. The 83-year-old Turkish-born founder of Atlantic Records died 14 December 2006 in New York, where he had been in coma since 29 October 2006 when he sustained a brain injury after falling over backstage at a Rolling Stones concert. AFP PHOTO / MUSTAFA OZER (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ray Charles - Relatives pray behind the coffin of Ahmet Ertegun 18 December 2006 during his funeral ceremony at the mosque of Marmara Theology Faculty in Istanbul. Ertegun, one of the most influential figures in modern music who nurtured the careers of legends such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones, was laid to rest in his hometown after the service attended by politicians and artists. The 83-year-old Turkish-born founder of Atlantic Records died 14 December 2006 in New York, where he had been in coma since 29 October 2006 when he sustained a brain injury after falling over backstage at a Rolling Stones concert. AFP PHOTO / MUSTAFA OZER (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ray Charles - Relatives carry the coffin of Ahmet Ertegun 18 December 2006 after his funeral ceremony at the mosque of Marmara Theology Faculty in Istanbul. Ertegun, one of the most influential figures in modern music who nurtured the careers of legends such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones, was laid to rest in his hometown after the service attended by politicians and artists. The 83-year-old Turkish-born founder of Atlantic Records died 14 December 2006 in New York, where he had been in coma since 29 October 2006 when he sustained a brain injury after falling over backstage at a Rolling Stones concert. AFP PHOTO / MUSTAFA OZER (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ray Charles - Relatives carry the coffin of Ahmet Ertegun 18 December 2006 after his funeral ceremony at the mosque of Marmara Theology Faculty in Istanbul. Ertegun, one of the most influential figures in modern music who nurtured the careers of legends such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones, was laid to rest in his hometown after the service attended by politicians and artists. The 83-year-old Turkish-born founder of Atlantic Records died 14 December 2006 in New York, where he had been in coma since 29 October 2006 when he sustained a brain injury after falling over backstage at a Rolling Stones concert. AFP PHOTO / MUSTAFA OZER (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 28: Manager Joe Adams and producer Quincy Jones attend a kick off party for the new Ray Charles CD project "Ray Sings, Basie Swings" at producer Norman Lear's home on September 28, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Joe Adams;Quincy Jones
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 28: Singer Patti Austin and producer Quincy Jones attend a kick off party for the new Ray Charles CD project "Ray Sings, Basie Swings" at producer Norman Lear's home on September 28, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Patti Austin;Quincy Jones
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 28: Musician Will.I.Am and producer Norman Lear attend the kick off party for the new Ray Charles CD project "Ray Sings, Basie Swings" at Lear's home on September 28, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Will.I.Am;Norman Lear
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 28: Basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar and producer Quincy Jones attend a kick off party for the new Ray Charles CD project "Ray Sings, Basie Swings" at producer Norman Lear's home on September 28, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kareem Abdul Jabbar;Quincy Jones
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 28: Singer Patti Austin and manager Joe Adams attend a kick off party for the new Ray Charles CD project "Ray Sings, Basie Swings" at producer Norman Lear's home on September 28, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Patti Austin;Joe Adams
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 28: Producers Quincy Jones and Norman Lear attend a kick off party for the new Ray Charles CD project "Ray Sings, Basie Swings" at Lear's home on September 28, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Norman Lear;Quincy Jones
  • Ray Charles - LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 28: Executive producer Gregg Field and producer Quincy Jones attend a kick off party for the new Ray Charles CD project "Ray Sings, Basie Swings" at producer Norman Lear's home on September 28, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Quincy Jones;Gregg Field
  • Ray Charles - NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 20: A toy depicting Ray Charles sits amongs debris in a damaged home in the Lower Ninth Ward February 20, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina as the city begins celebrating Mardi Gras. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John Paul Marcelo


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