'96 TV Olympics NM

  • December 8, 2010

    Ray Charles Closes Olympic Summer Games (1996)

    On 4 August 1996 Ray Charles took 8 minutes (source: here) to perform America The Beautiful at Woodruff Arts Center in the closing ceremonies of the Atlanta Olympic Summer Games. The New York Times TV critic wrote: “Constant replays of Ray Charles singing America have accomplished the unthinkable: never wanting to hear him sing it […]

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