Ray Charles: Man and Music, Updated Commemorative Edition

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 22, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 472 pages
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Ray Charles: Man and Music is a complete biography of this seminal singer/pianist who has been active on the American music scene since the mid-'50s. Originally published in 1995 by Penguin Books, and universally hailed as the definitive biography, this new edition will bring Charles's life up to date, covering the last 7 years of his life.

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RAY CHARLES: Man and Music

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A disappointingly superficial account of the life of one of popular music's elder statesmen. Veteran pop-music critic Lydon (Writing and Life, 1995, etc.) follows Charles's journey from his childhood ... Read full review

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Lydon is not just a founding editor of Rolling Stone but a professional musician, making him a fitting author of the biography of the great Charles. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Michael Lydon was a founding editor of Rolling Stone magazine and one fo the most highly regarded rock journalists of his generation. He is the author of Flashbacks: Eyewitness Accounts of the Rock Revolution (Routledge, 2003). He resides in New York City.

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