|Photo by Norman Hunter.|
|The candid Brother Ray biography stirs lots of free publicity.|
I Can See Clearly Now peaks at #35 on R&B chart.
22 January 1978
25 February 1978
A 'roast' of Ray Charles at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles, organized by the United Hogh Blood Pressure Foundation.
4 April 1978
Start of 2-week tour in Italy.
12 April 1978
14 April 1978
Taping of Johnny Cash' Spring Fever Show (aired on May 7; also see there).
16 or 17 April 1978
Back in the U.S.
Approx. 20 - 23 April 1978
Chateau De Ville Dinner Theater in East Windsor.
27 - 30 April 1978
Chateau De Ville, Framingham.
Early (2, 3, 4?) May 1978
Possibly a concert in Chicago.
4 May 1978
5 May 1976
Riverside Centroplex, Baton Rouge, with Bobby Bland and Ramsey Lewis as special guests.
|Ad from The Times-Picayune New Orleans, 30 Apr.|
Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, with Bobby Bland and Ramsey Lewis as special guests.
7 May 1978
|Ray Charles and Johnny Cash. Publicity photos for this TV show.|
|F.l.t.r. Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Johnny Cash, June Carter, and Ray Charles.|
Approx. 12 - 14 May 1978
Latin Quarter, Detroit (may have been a 5-day stint).
20 or 21 May to 3 June 1978
Paul Masson Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California.
5 June 1978
Ontario Place Forum ("a man who demonstrates within a second of opening his mouth that he is still the major of the majors in the blues league").
Birmingham Theater, Birmingham.
20 to 25 June 1978
*also announced in Dallas Morning News of 14 May:*
Granny's Dinner Playhouse, Dallas.
1 July 1978
|Photos by Christian Eggenberger.|
Around this day in 1978
La Salle Pleyel, Paris.
|Photo by Guy le Querrec.|
|Photos by Agence de Presse Bernard.|
15 July 1978
16 July 1978
Jazz à Juan, Antibes.
17 - 20 July 1978
Shows in Ostende, Knocke.
26 July 1978
29 July 1978
Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello.
30 July 1978
23 August 1978
Paramount Theatre, Oakland; co-billed with Chubby Checker.
23 September 1978
7 October 1978
York College Parents' Weekend, Pennsylvania.
11 October 1978
Odeon, Birmingham (2 shows).
12 October 1978
Usher Hall, Edinburgh (2 shows).
13 October 1978
Royal Albert Hall, London.
|Interviewed in Cologne, by Karl Johannes Schindler, possibly on this day.|
21 October 1978
22 October 1978
Halle Münsterland, Münster.
24 October 1978
25 October 1978
|Photo by Hardy Schiffler.|
27 October 1978
28 October 1978
During the (end of the?) month a South America tour with Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Porto Alegre) and Argentina (Buenos Aires).
6 November 1978
Academy of Music, Philadelphia; with The Dells.
|This is a page from a program for the Valley Forge Music Fair in Devon, produced by the same event organizers, during this same season, probably sometime in early September. (Coll. Harry Irvin).|
17 - 19 November 1978
Canecão, Rio de Janeiro.
20 November 1978
20 - 23 November 1978
Palácio das Convenções do Anhembi, São Paulo.
29 November 1978
Orpheum, Memphis; with Phineas Newborn Jr. as special guest.
30 November 1978
|With maître D' Louis Jannetto at Imperial Room.|
2 December 1978
|Review in Melody Maker, Jan. 6, 1979.|
5 to 10 December 1978
Rosy's, New Orleans.
At Registry Resort in Scottsdale for plm. 2 weeks.
26 to 31 December 1978
Music Hall Center, Detroit. One of the concerts was taped (but it's uncertain if that recording has survived). One of the instrumentals was a tune called Road Rats; Peter Turre remembers: "Bob Harris played the first 16 bars of piano solo, then Johnny Coles four bars on the bridge, then [Don] Wilkerson for 8 bars, then the shout for 16, then a bass solo by Steve Beskrone on the bridge, then we took it home".
|Marcus Belgraves' Detroit Jazz Ensemble opening for Ray Charles.|
|Ray Charles, publicity photos made a/o used in 1978.|