Written by Frank Cotolo
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Topics: Music, Death

Friday, 11 June 2004

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The late, great Ray Charles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Many famous people had statements prepared just after the death of music great Ray Charles.

Here are some of the most noteworthy. Those that were too over the top in the judgement of this reporter were edited from this report.

"What made his approach special is that his voice was so much different than others who sang songs." - Buck Owens

"I never considered myself part of rock 'n' roll, and nor did I consider him rock 'n' roll." -- Johnny Tillotson

"My stuff was more adult. His stuff was way more black," -- Randy Travis

"I am happy he wrote his own autobiography." -- Ethan Hawk

"Even though he spent an entire career imitating Nat Cole, he was good." -- Britney Spears

"Do it right or don't do it at all." -- Neil Armstrong

"The fact of the matter is, Charles fathered at least eleven children from two marriages and other liaisons." -- Bob Dole

"America will remember him, if only for his music." -- Conan O'Brien

"Music's been around a long time, and so was he." -- Dick Van Dyke

"I had nothing to do with his death." -- O.J. Simpson

"The Bible says men like Ray Charles are blind to many things." -- Jerry Falwell

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