ray charles A Tribute to The Genius of Ray Charles

Add another popular music figure to the list of full scale productions based on their life.

“Dreamgirls”  is loosely based on [lastfm]the Supremes[/lastfm].

“Jersey Boys” is not so loosely based on the lives of “[lastfm]Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons[/lastfm].”

[lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm] is now the subject of a musical in the works about his life.

A musical based on the life and music of Neil Sedaka, called Laughter In The Rain, premiered last week in Bromley, England for a short run there.

Even Paul Anka wants to put together a Broadway musical about his life and music!

And now…

“Unchain My Heart,” a stage musical of the life and music of [lastfm]Ray Charles[/lastfm], will open on Broadway November 7, with previews beginning October 8.  As yet, no cast has been announced.

FYI, here are Ray Charles ALL-TIME Top 10 songs….(and year it reached its peak position on the charts)

1.      I Can’t Stop Loving You — 1962  **

2.      Hit The Road Jack — 1961 **

3.      Georgia On My Mind — 1960

4.      You Don’t Know Me — 1962

5.      Busted — 1963

6.      Crying Time — 1966

7.     You Are My Sunshine — 1962

8.     One Mint Julep — 1961

9.     Take These Chains From My Heart — 1963

10.   Unchain My Heart — 1962

** reached #1


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