September 25, 1990 |
Ray Charles' favorite charity aids the deaf. It's Ear International, and Sunday night at the Hotel Bel Air the nonprofit organization used the singer's 60th birthday as the occasion for a black-tie fund-raiser. Charles said he has an especially strong interest in auditory problems because "my ears serve two purposes: They're my eyes and my hearing. I feel it would be death without hearing. I try to take care of it as best I can because I know at 60 I ain't gonna be no Helen Keller."