Did Ray Charles Love Margie Hendrix?

The Raelettes and Ray Charles

There was a mutual attraction and Margie and Ray began an affair, and had one son, Charles Wayne Hendricks (born October 1, 1959) together. After she gave birth to Charles Wayne, she wanted Ray to leave his wife Della Beatrice Howard and live with her and their son, but Ray refused.


What happened to Ray Charles father?

At fifteen years of age Charles lost his mother; two years later his father passed away. The suffering Charles experienced, having gone blind and been left an orphan at an early age, gave his music added depth of feeling.


How old was Ray Charles when died?

73 years (1930–2004)

Ray Charles/Age at death

Ray Charles Dies at Age 73 American musical icon Ray Charles died of complications from liver disease Thursday at his Beverly Hills home. In a career that lasted more than half a century, Charles defied categorization and brought his soulful stylings to jazz, pop, country and R&B.


Who inherited Ray Charles money?

Charles' 12 children have just survived the first big challenge in their termination attempt. When he died in 2004, Charles left most of his estate to the Ray Charles Foundation, a charity that supports the vision- or hearing-impaired.


Who sang backup on Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack?

This was the second (and shortest, at an even two minutes) of Charles' three #1 hits. The solo backing vocals were by Margie Hendricks, who was one of Ray's backup singers, The Raelettes.


Did Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder ever meet?

Stevie Wonder claims he had no idea his musical idol Ray Charles was blind. ... The 55-year-old singer, who has had more than 30 hits in his 40-year career, says that first meeting with Ray gave him the determination to succeed.


When was Stevie Wonder born?

May 13, 1950 (age 71 years)

Stevie Wonder/Date of birth

Stevie Wonder, original name Steveland Judkins or Steveland Morris, (born May 13, 1950, Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.), American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, a child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century.


How much is Frank Sinatra worth?

A year before Frank Sinatra's 1998 death in Beverly Hills, the Wall Street Journal reported that Barbara and her step-kids had become “further enmeshed in a behind-the-scenes battle over his financial holdings, estimated to be worth at least $200 million.”


How much is BB King worth?

According to analysis conducted for this story by Billboard, King's publishing and recording assets — including his catalog — are valued at roughly $7 million to $8 million, based on Nielsen Music data and consultation with a financial executive who buys publishing and master recording catalogs.