“I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it’s a big record, that’s the frosting on the cake, but music’s the main meal.”
— Ray Charles
Ray Charles was born on this day in 1930. He was known for blending together different genres of music such as soul, country, rhythm and blues, and gospel. He was also blind from the age of seven, and worked hard to overcome his disability.
Ray Charles performed on Austin City Limits many times. This photo is from his performance n 1984.
Learn more about the music festival in Tracey E. W. Laird’s Austin City Limits: A History.
Photography by Scott Newton, courtesy of Austin City Limits/KLRU-TV. Used with permission.
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John Lee Hooker photographed by Paul Natkin