Ray Charles was a famous American music composer, singer and piano player.
Charles is known as a music genius, partly because of the way in which his songs crossed genres.
He blazed a trail in the early days of blues, gospel, country, jazz, soul and rock and roll.
His music was—and still is—inspirational to millions of people around the world.
Charles had many mega-hits. Some of best-known are “Georgia On My Mind,” “Hit the Road Jack,” and “What’d I Say.”
On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service honoured Ray Charles by putting his image on a postage stamp.
The stamp is part of the “Music Icons Forever” series.