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Music: “Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles Hits #1

Oct. 9, 1961 - "Hit the Road Jack," a recording by Ray Charles, has hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song, written by Percy Mayfield, is Mr. Charles's second number-one hit. The first was his recording of "Georgia on My Mind," which reached number one last year. Mr. Charles was blinded during childhood due to glaucoma.


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