|First announcement of a Swing Time compilation album, Odeon, in Billboard , May 12.|
|From Philadelphia Tribune archives, earliest date on backside 21 April, 1962.|
|Photos by William Claxton. A story often (e.g. see this) told in comments on the last photo is: "During a break in a recording session with Ray Charles in 1962, Claxton led Charles from instrument to instrument so he could feel them, the equivalent for the sightless singer of seeing them for the first time. Charles was thrilled, and Claxton got some great pictures". The part about "seeing them for the first time" seems highly improbable to me.|
|Photo by Jim Marshall, backstage (?), Long Island (?), 1962 [I'd say this pic was taken in a studio; see photos below, BS].|
|Photo by Jim Marhall, New York, 1962.|
|Photo by Jim Marhall, New York, 1962. From a caption: "Marshall was invited to spend time with Ray Charles in 1962 at a recording studio in New York. He ended up hanging out for two hours, snapping casual pictures of Charles recording. But, Marshall jokes, 'He never did like my pictures.'"|
|Photo by Jim Marshall. Hank Crawford at (same?) recording session.|
|At an ABC cocktail party with Abbey Lincoln.|
|Backstage at a concert with Jeff Brown, c. 1962.|
|Cover of 1962 An Evening With Ray Charles souvenir brochure.|
|From Indianapolis Reporter, Feb. 2.|
|Prob. taken on this date at Capitol Studios..|
|Photo from Philadelphia Tribune, Mar. 3, under the header "Center of attention". The scene is from the cocktail party at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, celebrating the new contract with ABC. The girls are hostesses.|
|Ad from Atlanta Daily World, Feb. 25.|
|Arrival at Hamburg Airport.|
|Photos by Siegfried Loch.|
|Photo by Peter Bruchmann.|
|There are stories that Stevie sat in with the band for a few tunes.|
|Cover of The Genius Of Ray Charles souvenir brochure.|
Photos here and here (with wrong years).
|Ray and Johnny obviously shook hands at two occasions...|
|Clipped from the c. 1964 souvenir brochure "My Early Years 1930 - 1960".|
|Photos by Tony Frank.|
|David Fathead Newman and Don Wilkerson; photo prob. taken at the Olympia (from Jazz Hot #178).|
|Prob. backstage at the Olympia, with Raita Johnson.|
|Backstage with Eartha Kitt; photo by Eddy Wiggins.|
|Still from French TV news on 19 May: Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan after Ray's concert at Olympia.|
|Ray receives the key to the City of Paris, some time between 1961 and 1963 (from a c 1964 souvenir brochure).|
|(c) Rex Features.|
|At the Olympia dressing room. These 2 photos were shot on or shortly after the 17th - (source says, incorrectly, at La Salle Pleyel). Second picture attributed to Tony Frank.|
|Leaving the Olympia with Raita Johnson. Photo by Jean-Louis Atlan/Corbis.|
|Clipped from Het Vrije Volk, June 13.|
|Probably at Chat Qui Pêche in Paris: Memphis Slim, Raita Johnson, Ray Charles and Philippe Adler. Photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir.|
|Sometime in May: at the Chat Qui Pêche in Paris, with Raita Johnson and Memphis Slim. Photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir.|
|Photos wih Raita (a.k.a. Greta) Johnson, as published in the June '62 edition of Ciné Télé-Revue.|
|Video stills from the Brussels news item.|
|Bottom 4 photos by Jan Persson.|
Departs from Orly, Paris.
16 June 1962
|Photo: Bettmann/Corbis; pic was filed on July 4. The musicians seen on their back may have been David Newman and (with hat) Leroy Cooper.|
|Recording at unidentified studio; maybe from same session as photo above.|
1 July 1962
|Ad from Chicago Defender, July 7, as collected by Franz Hoffmann, in: Jazz Advertised.|
|From Variety, Jul. 18.|
Municipal Auditorium, Austin.
?19 or 20 July 1962?
Date is probably corrupt; see below, sub 21 August.
|Article in Rocky Mountain News, prob. from August 22nd.|
|Top photo: with Sid Feller.|
|Sid Feller and Ray Charles, recording Modern Sounds Vol. 2...|
|Feller and Charles, possibly at same studio (maybe the rehearsal session of August 31).|
|Ray Charles with Jack Haloran Singers, recording for Modern Sounds Vol. 2. Photos by Howard Morehead.|
|Ad in Atlanta Daily World, Sep 20, 1962.|
|Ad for the concert in Jamaica.|
9 November 1962
|From Seminole Yearbook 1962.|
19 November 1962
Auditorium Concert Bowl in Minneapolis.
17 December 1962.
(You Are My Sunshine was written by Davis in 1947. He was re-elected governor in 1960; when he heard Ray was coming to New Orleans he invited him to Baton Rouge to receive some type of recognition award for reviving the song. A fan remembers: "Ray was then going to make the one hour drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans for the concert which was scheduled to begin at 8:30 PM. Many announcements were made during the next three hours that Ray was on the way, [but that] he was being slowed down due to fog (although there was no fog in New Orleans) and that we (the audience) just needed to be patient. Anyway, Ray finally got there and the performance started at midnight to a still packed house. Over the next few days there were rumors that Ray [had been] detained in Baton Rouge on drug charges and then released [...]".