Daily Dose of Music History (June 10, 2015). On this day in 2004: US singer, songwriter Ray Charles died at age 73. Glaucoma rendered Charles blind at the age of six. He scored the 1962 UK and US No.1 single ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ plus over 30 other US Top 40 singles and the 2005 US No.1 album ‘Genius Loves Company.’ Charles appeared in the 1980 hit movie, The Blues Brothers, and was also the winner of 17 Grammy Awards.
Happy Birthday: Judy Garland; Chester Burnett (Blues singer, guitarist); Jimmy Chamberlin (drums, Smashing Pumpkins); Faith Evans