Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Charles The First

Robert Gordon, Q, March 1992

Ray Charles did soul music a big favour one day: he invented it. In 1992, the blind maestro they call "The Genius" is still going strong. "Music is a part of me, " he tells Robert Gordon. "I’ll keep doing it until the Good Lord pulls the curtain down."

Total word count of piece: 2216