|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].|
|At an ABC-Paramount studio. 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 [an ABC-Paramount] 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.|
|Cover of 1962 Recipe For Soul 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.|
Donnelly Memorial Theatre, Boston (3,450 seats, gross of $18,000 for two performances).
|There are stories that Stevie sat in with the band for a few tunes.|
|Cover of The Genius Of Ray Charles souvenir brochure.|
17 May 1962
Arrival at Orly Airport, Paris for Eurpean tour (Paris, Lille, Roubaix, Brussels, Liège, Strasbourg, Thionville, Stockholm, Berlin, Genève, Montbéliard, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nice and Cannes).
Photos here and here (with wrong years).
|Ray and Johnny obviously shook hands on two occasions...|
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23 and 25 May 1962.
Concert series at L'Olympia Theater in Paris. At least four concerts were taped by Europe-1; a concert on the 18th was completely released, another concert on the 20th was partially released (cf. this).
|Clipped from the c. 1964 souvenir brochure "My Early Years 1930 - 1960".|
|Pics by unidentified photographer.|
|Two photos above: possibly shot during these concert series.|
|David Fathead Newman and Don Wilkerson; photo prob. taken at the Olympia (from Jazz Hot #178).|
|Two press photos (both with Raita Johnson) above both dated May 21.|
|Prob. backstage at the Olympia, with Raita Johnson.|
|Photo by Maurice Zalewski.|
|Backstage with Eartha Kitt; photo by Eddy Wiggins.|
Gets a reception (precise date unknown) at the Club d'Étoile, organized by Vega, the local records distrubutor.
|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.|
|Probably at Chat Qui Pêche in Paris: Memphis Slim, Raita Johnson, Ray Charles and Philippe Adler. Photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir.|
|Clipped from Het Vrije Volk, June 13.|
|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.|
Victoria Hall, Geneva.
10 June 1962
|Bottom 4 photos by Jan Persson.|
29 June 1962
Canobie Lake Park, Salem NH.
|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.|
|Trade ad (partial); prob. from Cashbox.|
Convention Hall, Asbury Park NJ (presented with Golden Records for Modern Sounds and Can't Stop; cf. this).
4 July 1962
|Photo (c) Bettmann/Corbis, dated 4 July.|
|Ad from Chicago Defender, July 7, as collected by Franz Hoffmann, in: Jazz Advertised.|
|From Variety, Jul. 18.|
|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.|
22 September 1962
|Jazz Magazine, October '62, with article "The Impact of Ray Charles".|
|Newswire photo (with Hank Crawford) and PR article from unidentified newspaper, Nov. 30.|
|Ad for the concert in Jamaica.|
|From Seminole Yearbook 1962.|
|Ticket stub (collection: Tom Sunseri).|
Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach CA.