|Publicity photo of The Raelettes, c. 1964. Clockwise from top: Darlene McCrea, Pat Lyles, Gwen Berry, Margie Hendricks. (Collection Joël Dufour).|
|The photo is from '64.|
|At unidentified venue. (c) Rex Features.|
|Chicago, backstage with child prodigy Fred Nelson III, c. 1964.|
|Photos by Tony Evans.|
|33 RPM (17 cm) single pack for jukebox distribution (ABCS 480-1). Coll. André Monot.|
|Jet reported on every step in the court procedures. This clipping is from September 1963.|
|Full page ad in Billboard, Feb. 22, 1964.|
|McCormick Place in Chicago, announcing the gig for April 17 (the booking was clearly extended).|
|Photo taken at McCormick's, year not sure.|
|Ad from Joplin Globe, 12 Apr.|
|Ad from Syracuse Post Standard, 5 Apr.|
|(c) Tips Images.|
|(c) Rex Features.|
|Ad in Cashbox, Aug. 8.|
|In between takes, also shot at Battersea.|
On and around 9 June 1964
Shoots for Ballad In Blue at the Admore Studios (Bray, Co. Wiklow) and at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin.
The shooting at the studio was picketed by electricians: see this.
The shooting at the Gaiety is best documented here and here and here.
|Set photo of Ray and director||Paul Henreid at the Dublin Gaiety||Theatre on or around June 9, 1964||(coll. J. Dufour).|
|Set photos, dated 9 June, shot at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Photo (c) SKP/Lensmen/Irish Photo Archive.|
|E.T.U. electricians picketing at Ardmore Studios in Bray on June 9. Photo (c) SKP/Lensmen/Irish Photo Archive.|
|Set photo (shot at Ardmore Studios in Dublin), with Joe Adams and Tom Bell,.|
|Probably a set photo (shot at the Gaiety?).|
|Set photo: 'composing' with Tom Bell.|
|Photo from the archives of the Philadelphia Tribune; from this same shoot?|
|3 set photos above: Mary Peach and Ray Charles.|
|On the set, with Paul Henreid and Tom Bell.|
|Set photos: school scene.|
Theater ad from New Musical Express, February 12, 1965.
|Still from the film Ballad In Blue: marquee of the Olympia Theatre, with announcement of the concert on August 5.|
|With Raita Johnson; photo by Siegfried Loch (probably in London).|
|The Raelettes, from a '64 UK souvenir brochure.|
|Meeting Johnny Hallyday in Paris.|
|Ray Charles in '64; possibly shot at Gröna Lund Tivoli, Stockholm.|
Concert in Copenhagen; photos by Jan Persson.
|This photo (collection Joël Dufour) was made in 1963 or 1964 at the Cullaz home by Eddy Wiggins. Left to right: Catherine Cullaz, Yvonne Cullaz, photographer Eddy Wiggins’ girlfriend, singer Mimi Perrin, Maurice Cullaz.|
Mimi Perrin was the founder and lead singer of Les Double Six De Paris, a close harmony group that released The Double Six of Paris Sing Ray Charles (Philips, PHM-200-141) in 1964, which was nominated for a Grammy in 1965.
17 July 1964
Odeon Theatre, Birmingham.
|Ticket stubs for both concerts.|
20 July 1964
Concert “The Man They Call Genius”, Croydon; Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Brian Wilson in the audience. Ray Charles debut on British TV since "his concert [...] is telerecorded by Rediffusion for transmission in October. The entire second house of Charles' public performance with the orchestra will be filmed, and subsequently edited to a 45-minute TV showcase" (source: Record Mirror, August 1, 1964). Also read this.
22 July 1964
30 July 1964
Gröna Lund Tivoli, Stockholm (initial date was 28th; but this was postponed because The Beatles were in town then).
2 August 1964
Seen at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam). See photos here.
Photos by Koen Wessing.
4 August 1964
La Patinoire, Geneva ("Triomphe"; read review here; traveling with Raita Johnson).
Arriving in Geneva with Raita Johnson. From Le Matin - Tribune de Lausanne, Aug. 4.
5 August 1964
In Paris, for concert at the Olympia.
Roaming the city with Raita Johnson and Henri Goldgran.
Olympia, Paris (according to first photo's caption:)
18 August 1964
At summer music-hall La Bussola in Viareggio - "a success quite unprecedented," Cashbox wrote ("thanked the fans with his forehead touching the ground"; read this).
21 August 1964
The Raelettes land at Tokyo Airport.
22 August 1964
Cover of 1964 Japan tour souvenir brochure.
Concert at Kosei-nenkin Hall, Tokyo.
23 August 1964
24 August 1964
Ft. in The Man They Call Genius, an ARTV show (UK), televised on August 26th. See above, sub July 14, and read this.
24 - 25 August 1964
Festival Hall, Osaka.
27 August 1964
Back at Kosei-nenkin Hall, Tokyo.
28 August 1964
Release of the single Smack Dab In The Middle / I Wake Up Crying.
1 September 1964
Aiport arrival in
2 September 1964
Melbourne, at airport with Raita Johnson.
3 September 1964
Festival Hall, Brisbane (traveling with Raita Johnson).
Photo by Ray Saunders.
Around this time in 1964
Concert(s) in Japan.
Spread from Japanese souvenir brochure. Ray playing on Hammond.
6 September 1964
Concert on Hawaii.
18 September 1964
At Spreckels Theater in
Start of coast-to-coast tour in U.S.
Ad in Variety (Sep. 16).
19 September 1964
At Long Beach Arena.
Shrine Auditorium in
Between 21 and 24 September 1964
Concert at Montgomery Coliseum canceled (read this, and the clipping sub 28 Sep.).
25 September 1964
Spreckels Theatre, San Diego.
26 September 1964
Auditorium, Long Beach.
?27 September 1964? [See sub 20th]
Shrine Auditorium, LA.
28 September 1964
30 September 1964
Moody Center, Galveston.
|From Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4 October 1964.|
Release of the single Makin' Whoopee (vocal) / Makin' Whoopee (instrumental).
12 November 1964
Two shows at Dade County Auditorium, Miami.
21 November 1964
24 November 1964
Preliminary hearing in
27 November 1964
28 November 1964
Last gig of the year, at Brooklyn Academy of Music.
|Ad in New York Amsterdam News, Nov. 14, 1963.|
End of November - December 1964
Home in LA.
|From concert brochure.|
|Ray Charles with Raita Johnson, c. 1964. Both photos have handwritten notes locating them in Deauville.|
|With Raita Johnson, c. 1964.|
|With Count Basie, around 1964. The guy seen on the back may be Ray's valet, the girl on the right probably is Raita Johnson.|