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Blues singer Ray Charles, June 10

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Ray Charles, the Grammy-winning crooner who blended gospel and blues in such crowd-pleasers as What'd I Say and heartfelt ballads like Georgia on My Mind, died on Thursday, June 10, 2004, in Beverly Hills. He was 73. Blind by age 7 and an orphan at 15, Charles spent his life shattering any... AP, file