Widely considered to be a musical genius, Ray Charles found success in nearly every conceivable genre of music, and also pioneered his own: soul. Despite being blind for nearly his entire life, and fighting a decades-long drug habit, Ray Charles still won multiple Grammy Awards, had a successful television and film career, and performed at two Presidential inaugurations. Please post all of your questions concerning this American legend into this category.
What were the lasting effects on the soldiers of World War 1?
shell shock Millions of men came home with out a leg, an arm, or blind, or deaf, or mentally broken due to the things they had to live through in the trenches. Others had their lives cut short through the effects of poison gas, and injuries due to blast, with collapsed lungs. Others came home whole in body, appearing normal, but with such serious nervous/mental conditions that they could not work, and were confined to mental hospitals for the rest of their lives. In addition, some were known to "See" combat zones in their normal areas. Ex: A man dove to the ground for cover when a boy rattled a stick on the fence. The veteran had thought it to be machine gun fire. The majority were able to resume their lives, but with various amounts of disability. It should be noted that most, especially on the Allied side, later believed the war to have been worthless.
What is the name of the African-American in the Gap commercial who sings and plays the piano?
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How did Ray Charles become blind?
Its a long story.... here it goes. When Ray was 7, He went to the lake with his 5 year old brother. They were specifically told not to go in the lake, but his brother went in. When his brother got in, he got stuck in a quicksand pond. His brother didnt know anything about drowning, or death. He thought it was fun, and was smiling and he asked ray to join in, but ray knew not to. As his brother slowly went down, he was still smiling, his eyes were happy and gleeful. As he drowned, ray froze in fear. His eyes suddenley went funny, and he went blind.(when he was alive) he always wore sunglasses because his eyes were all wonky and funny. And that is how he went blind.And please do not trust me on this story, because, at my school, kalamunda primary, the music teacher MR KAN (i dont know how to spell it) told us that exact story. I dont really believe it but, he told all the classes he taught. maybe he is just a liar Subbmitted By Claire. This answer is not exactly correct, but it's a good story! Ray Charles was about 5 when his younger brother died. His brother died by drowning in a portable laundry tub. At the age of 7 he went blind by, supposedly, untreated glaucoma. Revised by nakeya kelley Acually you are both wrong he went blind looking into the microwave and eating pork Revised by pholloman