BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #51: ‘DON’T CHANGE ON ME’- RAY CHARLES – MARCH 13, 1971

Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #51: ‘Don’t Change On Me’- Ray Charles. March 13, 1971

  • Single: ‘Don’t Change On Me’- Ray Charles
  • Record Company- ABC
  • Genre- Soul
  • Written by Eddie Reeves and Jimmy Holiday
  • Time- 3:01
  • B-side: ‘Sweet Memories’
  • Album- Love Country Style
  • Grade: B+
  • Peaked at #36 11 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

The great Ray Charles was born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany, Georgia. He was raised in Greenville, Florida. A member of the first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class in 1986. His peak commercially was in the early 1960’s when he had 3 #1 hits- “Georgia On My Mind’, ‘Hit The Road Jack’ and ‘ I Can’t Stop Loving You.’ He had 2 Top 40 hits in 1971- he would only have one more- 1989’s “I’ll Be Good To You’ with Quincy Jones and Chaka Khan. Ray Charles died of liver disease at the age of 73 in 2004. A genius- and on the short list for greatest singer pound for pound that ever lived.

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