in Florida - 1937

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, pages 32-36:

Like it or not, when the train pulled out of Greensville early one morning toward the end of September 1937, I was on it [to the State School for the Blind in St Augustine, Florida]… After I got used to the place, I'd wander over to the rooms where the big boys or the big girls were practicing the piano. I'd love to just hang around and listen. I was always on the prowl for new sounds. I tried to copy anything I heard just for the fun of it. I didn't really begin formal lessons till I was eight, the following year.
cite as

David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 32-36. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Florida

Experience Information

Date/Time 1937
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:13:26 +0000
Approved on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:34:47 +0100