Ray Charles

man and music by Michael Lydon

Publisher: Riverhead in New York

Written in English
Cover of: Ray Charles | Michael Lydon
Published: Pages: 436 Downloads: 55
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  • Charles, Ray, 1930-,
  • Singers -- United States -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 412-414), discography (p. 415-420), and index.

StatementMichael Lydon.
LC ClassificationsML420.C46 L93 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 436 p. :
Number of Pages436
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL368978M
ISBN 101573221325
LC Control Number98029602

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