Written by
Bob Stumpel

June 14

Ray Charles In Q&A With UCLA Students (1983)


On May 10, 1983 Ray Charles received the UCLA Distinguished Humanitarian Award. The event was “attended by nearly 1,000 students who gave him a standing ovation” after an extensive Q&A where Ray tried to avoid his usual answers.
He was well aware of the challenge of reaching 1,000 people with just his speaking voice. The audio was recently digitized by the UCLA Communications Studies Department.


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