The latest stamp in the Music Icons series honors inspiring musician Ray Charles. The extraordinary composer, singer, and pianist, blind since childhood, went beyond category, blending blues, gospel, country, jazz, and soul music in a unique and highly influential pop music style. His many hits included "I’ve Got a Woman", "Georgia on My Mind," and "I Can’t Stop Loving You."
First day of issue:
September 23,2013 Los Angeles, CA & Atlanta, GA
Ray Charles is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate, which is $0.49.