Latest Ray Charles News



Ray Charles Set For Stamp Tribute

23rd September 2013

R&B icon Ray Charles is to be honoured with a commemorative U.S. stamp.The Hit The Road Jack hitmaker is the...

Nicole Scherzinger Writes With Tom Odell

22nd August 2013

Nicole Scherzinger has written a song with Tom Odell. The 'Poison' hitmaker worked with the singer and songwriter recently and...

Mick Hucknall Covers Soul Classics On First Solo Album

20th August 2013

Former Simply Red star Mick Hucknall's first solo album will be a collection of soul classics from the likes of...

Tom Odell: Piano Can Be Rock 'N' Roll

10th July 2013

Tom Odell wants to prove the piano can be rock 'n' roll.The BRIT Award-winning singer has lamented the fact his...

Ray Charles' Heirs Win Copyright Ownership Of Dad's Works

29th January 2013

The children of late entertainer Ray Charles have regained copyright ownership of some of their famous father's most popular songs.Seven...

Montreux Jazz Festival's Claude Nobs Dies After Ski Accident Coma

11th January 2013

Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreux jazz festival, has died, following a ski accident, which resulted in him being...

Guitarist Mickey Baker Dies

5th December 2012

Guitarist Mickey Baker has died. He was 87.The musician passed away at his home near Toulouse, France, last week (27Nov12)....

Rare Rock Interviews Made Available To Public Online

29th November 2012

Music fans have been given a rare chance to listen to candid interviews with Sir Paul Mccartney, Yoko Ono, Ray...

Billy Joel & Ac/dc To Be Honoured At Grammy Hall Of Fame Celebration

21st November 2012

Classic tracks by Billy Joel, Ray Charles and Ac Dc are to be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame...

Ray Charles' Grandson Tries Out For The X Factor

12th July 2012

Late R&B legend Ray Charles' grandson left the The X Factor judges stunned on Tuesday (10Jul12) when he auditioned for...

Norah Jones Inspired By Elvis

29th April 2012

Norah Jones says everyone should visit Elvis Presley's Graceland home at least once in their lives for inspiration.The 33-year-old musician...

Ray Charles' Children Hit With New Lawsuit

2nd April 2012

Seven of Ray Charles' children have been hit with a new lawsuit by members of the late icon's charity foundation.Executives...

Paul Weller: Drugs Can Be Creative

28th March 2012

Paul Weller thinks taking drugs can be creative. The 'That Dangerous Age' rocker points out there are a number of...

Ray Charles Charity In Dispute With University

16th February 2012

Bosses of a charity set up in honour of late music legend Ray Charles are demanding officials at a university...

Ray Charles Lost Footage Unearthed For New Dvd

15th September 2011

Lost footage of Ray Charles performing at the Antibes Jazz Festival in France from 50 years ago has been unearthed...

Nickolas Ashford Dies

23rd August 2011

'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' songwriter and performer Nickolas Ashford has died. The songwriter - half of Motown duo Ashford...

Nick Ashford 'Aint No Mountain' Songwriter Dies Aged 70

23rd August 2011

Nick Ashford, the American songwriter who wrote Motown hits 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' and 'Reach Out and Touch Somebody's...

Jamie Foxx And Dicaprio Set For Quentin Tarantino's 'Django'

6th July 2011

Jamie Foxx has been cast in the lead role for Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated new movie 'Django Unchained', about a freed...

Ray Charles' Alleged Mistress Admits To Stealing From Blind Star

23rd March 2011

Ray Charles' alleged mistress has revealed she once robbed the superstar blind - to pay off her house.In her new...

Lea Michele To Perform At The Super Bowl

28th January 2011

Lea Michele is to perform at next month's Super Bowl.The 'Glee' actress - who plays Rachel Berry in the musical...

Prince Advises Justin Bieber

10th December 2010

Prince has advised Justin Bieber to "get a good teacher". The 52-year-old star is one of the 16-year-old singer's biggest...

Charles Musical Producer Sues Investor

1st December 2010

The producer of a musical based on the life of RAY CHARLES is taking legal action against the show's primary...

Quincy Jones Not Thanked By Jacksons

20th November 2010

Quincy Jones was never thanked by the Jackson family for his work with Michael Jackson.The producer worked with the late...

Johnny Cash Duet Discovered

1st November 2010

A previously unreleased duet between Johnny Cash and Ray Charles has been discovered. The recording, of a Kris Kristofferson track...

Lost Charles & Cash Duet Found In Storage

29th October 2010

A lost duet between late legends RAY CHARLES and JOHNNY CASH has been found in storage.The duo recorded Kris Kristofferson...

Ray Charles Museum Opens

2nd October 2010

A museum dedicated to late music legend RAY CHARLES has opened in Los Angeles.The Ray Charles Memorial Library, comprising of...

Charles Musical Delayed Until 2011

9th July 2010

A new Broadway musical based on the life of late R&B legend RAY CHARLES has been postponed until 2011.Unchain My...

Ray Charles Never Recovered From Brother's Death

17th June 2010

Legendary soul man RAY CHARLES hid the pain of failing to save his brother from drowning for much of his...

Lowly Nbc Has No. 1 Hit On Tuesday, Wednesday

3rd June 2010

Thanks to NBC's annual summer hit, America's Got Talent , the network's ratings soared on Tuesday and Wednesday night, with...

Damon Albarn As Good As Hendrix

19th May 2010

Bobby Womack says Damon Albarn is as talented as Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles.Womack thinks Gorillaz and Blur frontman has...

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