Ray Charles: Man and Music, Updated Commemorative Edition, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Ray Charles

Man and Music, Updated Commemorative Edition, 1st Edition

By Michael Lydon


488 pages | 38 B/W Illus.

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Ray Charles: Man and Music is a complete biography of this seminal singer/pianist who has been active on the American music scene since the mid-'50s. Originally published in 1995 by Penguin Books, and universally hailed as the definitive biography, this new edition will bring Charles's life up to date, covering the last 7 years of his life.


"Lydon is obviously a very gifted and very sensitive writer--his prose lilting and poetic, drunk on the invisible rhythms of the music each syllable softly falling like beads of water against the wide windows of the dawn-hour. Readers will find this an easy book to consume- pages almost turning themselves, eyes feverishly tracking back and forth, anxious to see where everything ends." -- The Electric Review

About the Author

Michael Lydon was a founding editor of Rolling Stone magazine and one fo the most highly regarded rock journalists of his generation. He is the author of Flashbacks: Eyewitness Accounts of the Rock Revolution (Routledge, 2003). He resides in New York City.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
MUSIC / General