Written by
Bob Stumpel

January 29

Ray Receives Heraldo De Mexico Award From Cantinflas (1970)

'70 DM Mexico

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In (late) February 1970 Ray Charles was at Camino Royal in Mexico City, to be presented – by the famous comedian Cantinflas – with the annual Heraldo de Mexico Award for being “the most outstanding international artist”. Ray was his typical self in his acceptance speech, throwing in a lot of shy muchas gracias and an occasional  “Continflas numero uno!” See the clip below, and read this.


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