|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.
1 January 1978
Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos CA.
22 January 1978
25 February 1978
A 'roast' of Ray Charles at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles CA, 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.
20 - 23 April 1978
Chateau De Ville Dinner Theater in East Windsor Township NJ.
27 - 30 April 1978
Chateau De Ville, Framingham MA.
Early (2, 3, 4?) May 1978
Possibly a concert in Chicago.
4 May 1978
5 May 1976
Riverside Centroplex, Baton Rouge LA, with Bobby Bland and Ramsey Lewis as special guests.
|Ad from The Times-Picayune New Orleans, 30 Apr.|
Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi MS, 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.|
Harlequin Theatre, Atlanta GA.
12 - 14 May 1978
Latin Quarter, Detroit MI (may have been a 5-day stint).
21 May to 3 June 1978
4 June 1978
Paul Masson Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California.
5 June 1978
Ontario Place Forum, Toronto ON ("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 AL.
20 to 25 June 1978
*also announced in Dallas Morning News of 14 May:*
Granny's Dinner Playhouse, Dallas.
1 July 1978
La Salle Pleyel, Paris.
|Photo by Guy le Querrec.|
|Photos by Christian Eggenberger.|
|14 July 1978|
Théâtre de Verdure, d'Aix-en-Provence.
|Photos by Agence de Presse Bernard.|
15 July 1978
Place du Quincone, Carpentras.
16 July 1978
Jazz à Juan, Antibes.
17 - 20 July 1978
Shows at Festival Grounds in Knokke.
26 July 1978
29 July 1978
Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello NY.
30 July 1978
23 August 1978
Paramount Theatre, Oakland CA; co-billed with Chubby Checker.
23 September 1978
7 October 1978
Parents' Weekend at York College of Pennsylvania, York Township PA
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.
23 October 1978
25 October 1978
|Photo by Hardy Schiffler.|
27 October 1978
Mozartsaal im Rosengarten, Mannheim.
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 PA; 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).|
Headliners, Madison WI.
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 Theatre, Memphis TN; 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 Music Club, New Orleans LA.
11- 24 December 1978
At Registry Resort in Scottsdale AZ.
26 to 31 December 1978
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit MI. 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.|