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Blues singer Ray Charles sings "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" in this March 3, 1996, file photo in Pasadena, Calif. during the 25th annual Easter Seal fundraiser event. Charles, the Grammy-winning crooner who blended gospel and blues in such crowd-pleasers as ``What'd I Say'' and heartfelt ballads like ``Georgia on My Mind,'' died June 10, 2004. He was 73.

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Blues singer Ray Charles sings "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" in this March 3, 1996, file photo in Pasadena, Calif. during the 25th annual Easter Seal fundraiser event. Charles, the Grammy-winning crooner who blended gospel and blues in such crowd-pleasers as ``What'd I Say'' and heartfelt ballads like ``Georgia on My Mind,'' died June 10, 2004. He was 73.