Starts recording in his own studio.
Photos below are probably contemporary:
Release of live album Ray Charles Live In Concert, and of the single Cry / Teardrops From My Eyes.
|Ad in Billboard.|
Recording (a.o. Don't You Think I Ought To Know) at United Studios in Hollywood.
|Photos by Steve Schapiro. This last photo was cut out of a 1967 concert souvenir brochure, credited to Life magazine.|
|This photo, also by Schapiro, was no doubt shot the same day. The caption reads "[...] Ray Charles during a meeting with ABC Record executives to discuss his album Together Again. David Berger extends his hand for a handshake with Ray".|
26 March 1965
23 to 29 April 1965
Margie Hendricks goes solo at the Apollo in New York, but is still backed up by the other Raelettes (source: New York Amsterdam News, April 24, 1965). The New Pittsburgh Courier (Apr. 10) wrote: "In musical circles, they are calling [Margie Hendricks] the Blue Lady. This, mainly, is because she sings the blues, a la Dinah Washington. But, also, it's because the line of guys who make a line for her dressing room.
But [Margie] is hard to get along with, and wants no part of these men. The reason, therefore, for the name. She is happy with it, she says. Formerly, [Margie] was with the Ray Charles aggregation, but broke away to work with C.B. Atkins, who just has booked her into the Apollo for April 23. She will be backed by the [Raelettes], singing solo."
19 May 1965
Air date of Shindig!See this.
|With conductor Onzy Matthews.|
Margie Hendricks at the Cadillac Club in Philadelphia, backed by "the Melodies, formerly the Raelets".
Recording (a.o. Crying Time) at United Studios in Hollywood.
|Trade magazin ad.|
28 June 1965
22 July 1965
Recording of The Cincinnati Kid's theme song at RCA Victor in Hollywood, with Lalo Schifrin and a 26-piece orchestra.
26 July 1965
|From the shoot (by Joe Adams) for the first American release of the album.|
13 to 15 August 1965
Raelettes, "formerly with Ray Charles", at Mr. James Club, Miami.
|Ad from Miami Times, Aug. 13.|
|From Jet, Dec. 9.|
|Photo by Bill Gillohm.|
|Article in Indianapolis Recorder, Dec. 25.|
|From Jet magazine, Dec. 16, 1965.|
|Early poster for the show, advertising a different title. Obviously, in the end Phil Spector did not succeed in getting The Modern Folk Quartet on the show.|
|Publicity photo for the show.|
|Improbable that this really was in '65: "Ray Charles performs during Homecoming at East Carolina College. Photo taken from page 46 of the 1965 Buccaneer, yearbook of East Carolina College".|