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  • February 20, 2015

    More Pictures Of Ray Charles At The Salute To Freedom Benefit (Birmingham, 1963)

    The Salute To Freedom benefit evening in Birmingham on August 5, 1963 was co-organized by AGVA (the American Guild of Variety Artists). Here’s their chairman Joey Adams, clowning and dancing on stage with a little girl – while Ray Charles is performing, playing piano, accompanied by his own orchestra’s bass player Edgar Willis and by […]

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  • March 24, 2011

    Ray Charles Live At Salute To Freedom (1963)

    I’ve written a few times about Ray Charles’ position and actions against racism. One of these actions was his contribution to Salute To Freedom, a concert against segregation, held on 5 August 1963 in Birmingham, the capital of U.S. racism in the 1960s. Today I found a contemporary article that I will quote below because […]

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