Written by
Bob Stumpel

December 7

Ray Charles Sings Georgia With Giorgia (1995)

'95 TV Tomba NM

On 27 April 1995 Canale 5 aired a big live show from the Palasport di Casalecchio in Reno (Bologna) to celebrate Alberto Tomba’s world championship in alpine skiing. Ray Charles invited Giorgia (Todrani) on stage to sing Georgia On My Mind (her father named her Giorgia after the song).

Among the other stars of the evening were Neri Per Caso, Biagio Antonacci, Manuela Di Centa, Silvio Fauner, Gustavo Thoeni, Piero Gros, Gino Bartali, Giacomo Agostini, Pierluigi Marzorati, Dino Meneghin, Sara Simeoni, and Novella Calligaris.

Sources: hereand here.

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