A report on Ray Charles and Richard Manuel

Charles in the 1960s
Manuel in 1971
Charles in 1968
Manuel (back row, left) with the Revols in 1958
Charles in 1971
Manuel in Hamburg, 1971
Charles meeting with President Richard Nixon, 1972 (photo by Oliver F. Atkins)
Manuel, left, with Bob Dylan and the Band in 1974
Charles at the 2003 Montreal International Jazz Festival, one of his last public performances
Richard Manuel's gravesite at Avondale Cemetery, June 27, 2020
Quincy Jones worked with Ray Charles.
Star honoring Charles on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard
Statue by Andy Davis in Ray Charles Plaza in Albany, Georgia

Manuel's singing alternated between a soul-influenced baritone that drew frequent comparisons to Ray Charles and a delicate falsetto.

- Richard Manuel

Other singers who have acknowledged Charles's influence on their own styles include James Booker, Steve Winwood, Richard Manuel, and Gregg Allman.

- Ray Charles
Charles in the 1960s

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