Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 30

Ray Charles Speaking At Great American Talk Festival

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The Great American Talk Festival was a lecture series – held between 1977 and 1984 – featuring writers, actors, musicians, journalists and politicians such as Alex Haley, Cicely Tyson, Pearl Bailey, Ray Charles, David Letterman, Mike Wallace and Dan Rather. Profits from ticket sales went to Grand Rapids Junior College scholarships.

Ray Charles spoke in the late ’70s (audio & photos):


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