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Jimi Hendrix honored on new USPS stamp

Jimi Hendrix honored on new USPS stamp

March 13 (UPI) -- Legendary musician Jimi Hendrix has been honored on a new USPS Forever stamp.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 10, 2013.
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Record producer Phil Ramone dies at 79

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Phil Ramone, a producer-engineer who won 14 Grammys for his work with a who's who of recording artists, died Saturday in New York, his son said. He was 79.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
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ASU refunds Ray Charles grant

ALBANY, Ga., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Albany State University in Georgia has refunded money donated by the Ray Charles Foundation after failing to use the money to build a fine arts building.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.
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Singer Dobie Gray dead at 71

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Dobie Gray has died in Nashville from complications of cancer surgery, a friend told The New York Times. He was 71.
Etta James announces retirement

Etta James announces retirement

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Singer Etta James is planning to retire after the release of her final studio album next week, Universal Music Enterprises said Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.
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Ray Charles B'way musical postponed

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- The Broadway opening of "Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Musical" has been moved from November 2010 to Spring 2011, the show's producers announced.
Brandon Victor Dixon to play Ray Charles

Brandon Victor Dixon to play Ray Charles

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Brandon Victor Dixon has been cast as music icon Ray Charles in Broadway's upcoming "Unchain My Heart," the show's producers said.
Ray Charles musical headed to Broadway

Ray Charles musical headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- "Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Musical" is set to open on Broadway in November, the show's producers announced.
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Actor Jamie Foxx poses for photographers before a concert paying tribute to the late musician Ray Charles at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, October 8, 2004. The concert will be televised by the CBS television network on October 22 with the title of "Genius: A Night to Remmeber". Foxx plays Ray Charles in a film titled, "Ray", based on the life of Charles which opens October 29.(UPI Photo/Francis Specker)
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Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), known by his shortened stage name Ray Charles, was an American musician. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. While with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be given artistic control by a mainstream record company. Frank Sinatra called Charles “the only true genius in show business.”

The influences upon his music were mainly jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and country artists of the day such as Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Louis Jordan, Charles Brown, Louis Armstrong. His playing reflected influences from country blues and barrelhouse, and stride piano styles.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ray Charles."
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