DID YOU KNOW? Ray teamed with Alliance Gaming Corp. in 2001 to create 3 Ray Charles-themed slot machines for the blind that featured Ray's music, audio-assist features and a Braille button deck. This garnered a big thumbs up from the The American Foundation for the Blind who presented Alliance with the 2002 Access Award!!!
In 1952, Ray Charles performed at the Pelican Club in New Orleans in the heart of the French Quarter. The Louisiana Weekly reported that tears streaked down Ray's face as 'the crowds whistled and cheered!"