Ray Charles

Acclaimed Session Musician Larry Knechtel Dies at 69
Larry Knechtel, a one-time collaborator of Elvis Presley's and an accomplished sideman in both the rock and country worlds, died Thursday, Aug. 20 at the age of 69. Knechtel, who won a 1970 Grammy award for his arrangement of Simon and Garfunkel's enduring 'Bridge Over Troubled Water,' succumbed to …
Gone Country: Ray Charles
The Genius of Soul not only made an impression on country music, he transformed it. His two 'Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music' albums in the early '60s did as much to popularize the genre as any of the era's country stars. Brother Ray's big-band R&B a…