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Mother Taught Ray Charles To Cope With Blindness

Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 31 August 1962

THOUGH HE has been blind since the age of six, one of Ray Charles' biggest hates is to be treated as a blind person. It upsets him if anyone tries to take his arm or "guide" him — and just to show how independent he is he makes a habit of whipping round a crowded recording studio, or dodging in and out of busy city traffic!

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