|This portrait, currently offered as an art print, could well be from the same shoot as the Vogue picture below.|
|From the September 15 issue of Vogue. (c) Condé Nast. Photo by Bert Stern.|
|Well known portrait by Linda McCartney (always dated "ca 1965").|
|This photo must have been made during the same session.|
|Photo, distributed as a postcard, attributed to Ole Brask, dated c. 1969.|
|College Of Sante Fe Yearbook, 1969.|
If It Wasn't For Bad Luck peaks at #77 on Pop Chart and #21 on R&B, Let Me Love You at #94 on Pop and #28 on R&B, We Can Make It at #101 on Pop and #31 on R&B.
Doing His Thing peaks at #172 on Pop Album Chart.
Attending ABC's yearly sales conference.
On Smothers Brothers show with Jackie Mason. See this.
|At one of the Smothers Brothers shows taped in 1969, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. Photo by Tom Gundelfinger O’Neal.|
Civic Opera House, Chicago.
31 January 1969
Benefit for the chapel of the Florida School for Deaf and Blind Children at Exposition Hall, Orlando FL; Ray gets plaque from Gov. Claude Kirk (see this).
Gov. Claude Kirk, Ray, Ray's wife.
Release of album I'm All Yours Baby, and the single I'll Be Your Servant / I Didn't Know What Time it Was.
|Ad in Billboard.|
|Photo shoot with Joe Adams and unidentified guy at RMP - to promote I'm All Yours Baby (as auctioned on Ebay)?|
20 February 1969
On Joey Bishop Show; see this.
Mable John joins the Raelettes.
10 March 1969
At Bill Of Fare in Los Angeles, presented with a plaque by writer Leonard Feather, who - in a guest column for the Sacramento Observer (Mar. 20) - reported: "[...] at local nite club enjoyed the epitome of 'personal happenings'. Conversed with my idol, Ray Charles. It's amazing the warmth and depth of this man. He's so very cognizant of what's around him. He can, I believe, actually feel a person. Example: during the performance of Sir Lady Java, Mr. Charles' body seemed to move with the music and his eyes seemed to follow her every sensual and heart riveting move... It was too much, talking to the 'Genius'." ...Joe Adams, Ronnie Granger, Gertrude Gipson, promoter of the affair, also enhanced the totality of the night."
Release of the single Let Me Love You / I'm Satisfied.
College tour in Texas
El Camino Royal in Mexico City (possibly in May; according to Variety magazine of May 21, Ray "[...] brought his show from the Camino Real's El Dorado room to perform at the weekly pop concert [...]".
2 - 10 April 1969
Newport Resort Hotel, Miami Beach FL.
|From Miami Herald, Apr. 3.|
|Photos by Bill Sanders (Miami Herald).|
9 April 1969
On Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. See this.
14 April 1969
Sam Houston State College, Huntsville TX.
15 April 1969
Memorial Gymnasium, University of Texas, El Paso TX.
17 - 30 April 1969
El Camino Real, Mexico City.
Release of album Ray Charles Doing His Thing.
3 May 1969
Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo NY.
Carnegie Hall, New York City NY.
9 May 1969
Community College, Rochester NY.
11 May 1969
Mother's Day concert at Spectrum, Philadelphia PA; with Miriam Makeba.
Benefit for the Opportunities Industrialization Center in Philadelphia (co-billed with Miles Davis Quintet and Young-Holt Unlimited combo).
13 May 1969
Arkansas State College, Jonesboro AR.
14 May 1969
Municipal Auditorium, Texas Tech, Lubbock TX.
In Rome Und Julia (first aired in Germany; see this).
|Photos by Peter Brüchmann.|
15 May 1969
Christian College Moody Coliseum, Abilene TX.
17 May 1969
Grambling College, Grambling LA.
18 May 1969
Memorial Auditorium, Dallas TX.
20 to ?25? May 1969
Melodyland, Anaheim CA ("reached the stage […] walking with the loose, rolling swagger that is peculiarly his").
The band played Mutton Leg, with Blue Mitchell taking the solo (source: LA Times, 22 May).
?25? May 1969
Alameda Central, Mexico City. Read review here.
27 May 1969
Roscoe Maples Pavilion, Stanford CA.
29 May - 11 June 1969
Music Hall, Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas NV. The Sacramento Observer (June 26) observed: "Lon Fontaine fashioning more acts for celebs, after that beauty he set up for Joe Adams' black horizons in the Ray Charles Show, which electrified Las Vegas recently...".
Japan tour canceled.
13 June 1969
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi TX.
14 June 1969
First night of the "Soul Bowl" a three-day music event organized by Rev. C.L. Franklin at the Astrodome in Houston TX, with Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, Sam & Dave and The Staple Singles. (I think this was just a threat:)
15 June 1969
University Theatre, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL.
16 - 27 June 1969
Mon - Thu Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles.
|Review in Cashbox.|
20 June 1969
Masonic Temple in Detroit MI.
21 and 22 June 1969
Civic Opera House, Chicago IL ("gave his audiences at the Opera House this week-end something that can only be called an exciting live documentary of a great artist - a collection of Charles' greatest hits, and then some").
25 June 1969
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL.
28 June 1969
2nd Hampton Jazz Festival, Hampton VA.
|F.l.t.r.: Vernita Moss, Susaye Greene, Mable John, Estella Yarbrough.|
|Photos by Bea Kopp.|
|From Jet, Aug. 21, 1969. Possibly also taken at the Hampton festival.|
|Photo: collection Joël Dufour.|
|Ad in New York Amsterdam News, Jul. 5, 1969.|
|Poster from July '69.|
|Ad from LA Times, 15 Aug.|
|From Leidsch Dagblad, Aug. 23.|
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA (20 min. bootleg circulating).
|Review in Melody Maker, Oct. 4.|
|Ad from New Musical Express, Sep. 27, 1969.|
?2? October 1968
|The Raelettes, photos by Jan Persson.|
|(Collection André Monnot).|
|Photos by Guy le Querrec.|
12 October 1969
|Photo by Manfred Rehm.|
18 October 1969
|Photos by Kudwig Binder.|
21 November 1969
University of Western Ontario, London.
|Clipped from collegiate newspaper.|
|Ad from Hayward Daily Review, 18 Dec.|