FC publicity pics, mid '60s.
|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.|
|Photo by Tony Evans.|
Sweet & Sour Tears peaks at #9 and Have A Smile With Me at #36 on Pop Album Chart.
Release of album Sweet And Sour Tears.
|33 RPM (17 cm) single pack for jukebox distribution (ABCS 480-1). Coll. André Monot.|
Attends Lionel Hampton concert at Basin Street in Los Angeles.
13, 16 January 1964
Loses paternity case i.c. Sheila Raye Charles from Sandra Jean Betts.
|Jet reported on every step in the court procedures. This clipping is from September 1963.|
Release of the single Baby, Don't You Cry / My Heart Cries For You.
|Full page ad in Billboard, Feb. 22, 1964.|
A gig at
8 – 9 April 1964
15 April to 2 May 1964
Spring Tour in US, ending at
16 April 1964
Circle Theatre, Indianapolis.
17 to 19 April 1964
McCormick Place, Chicago (gross $60,097).
|McCormick Place in Chicago, announcing the gig for April 17 (the booking was clearly extended).|
|Photo taken at McCormick's, year not sure.|
21 April 1964
Tulsa Assembly Center Arena.
|Ad from Joplin Globe, 12 Apr.|
22 April 1964
23 April 1964
Waterloo Auditorium, Cedar Rapids.
25 April 1964
Bushnell Memorial, Hartford.
30 April 1964
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse.
|Ad from Syracuse Post Standard, 5 Apr.|
Release of the single My Baby Don't Dig Me / Something's Wrong.
First week of May 1964
Between gigs, recording for Have A Smile With Me, in LA.
1 May 1964
2 May 1964
Carnegie Hall, New York; with The Vocals (gross 29G; "A badly balanced amplifying system made the annual Carnegie Hall appearance Saturday night of Ray Charles and his troupe a disappointing showcase").
3 May 1964
Finishes U.S. spring concert tour at Carnegie Hall.
7 May 1964
Recording a.o. Smack Dab In The Middle at Bell Sound Studios in
8 May 1964
Convention Hall, Philadelphia.
?14 May 1964?
Carling Apollo Hammersmith,
18 May 1964
Olympia, Paris (acoording to caption first photo:)
|(c) Tips Images.|
|(c) Rex Features.|
Release of album Have A Smile With Me, and the singles Talkin' Bout You / No One To Cry To, and In A Little Spanish Town / A Tear Fell.
|Ad in Cashbox, Aug. 8.|
1 June 1964
Driving dodgem cars at Battersea Fun Fair (set for shooting of Ballad In Blue).
First week of June 1964
Shooting scenes for Ballad In Blue in London.
18 June 1964
|The Raelettes, from a '64 UK souvenir brochure.|
End of June – early July 1964
Shooting of Ballad in Blue, in
|Set photos, dated 9 June, shot at 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,.|
|'Composing' with Tom Bell.|
|Photo from the archives of the Philadelphia Tribune; from this same shoot? The organ could be a Hammond A-100.|
|3 pics above this: Mary Peach and Ray Charles.|
|Ad from New Musical Express, February 12, 1965.|
|Still from the film: marquee of the Olympia Theatre, with (fictional!) announcement of a concert on August 5.|
On the set, with Paul Henreid and Tom Bell.
|With Raita Johnson; photo by Siegfried Loch (probably in London).|
7 July – Mid-September 1964
|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.|
9 or 10 July 1964?
10 July 1964
Odeon Theatre, Leeds.
11 July 1964
Double concert at Free Trade Hall,
12 July 1964
Hammersmith Odeon, London.
14 July 1964
Colston, Bristol ("indisposition of two of the Raelettes" - Margie and Darlene ill in London).
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
3 August 1964
Seen at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam). See photos here.
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, with Raita Johnson (according to photo captions:)
6 August 1964
Olympia, Paris (according to photo caption:)
9 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
Shrine Auditorium, LA.
28 September 1964
30 September 1964
Moody Center, Galveston.
30? October 1964
31 October 1964Ad from Cashbox, Dec. 19
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.
End of November - December 1964
Home in LA.
|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.|