|Pilots, Ray & Raelettes inspecting the Buzzard (Viscount 400), c. 1970.|
|Publicity photo, c. 1970. |
Publicity photo, c. 1970.
|Publicity photo, c. 1970.|
|Bronze medal, France, 1970. On versio side: "Je Veux Que Les Gens Decouvrent Mon Ame".|
|Photo by Paul Slade, c. 1970.|
|Somewhere in New York (probably Central Park). Photos by Alain Dejean (Corbis).|
auction catalog; photo attributed to Paul Shade.
Image Collect, are also attributed to Paul Slade.
|Unidentified occasion, c. 1970.|
|Unidentified occasion, c. 1970.|
If You Were Mine peaks at #41 on Pop Chart and #19 on R&B, Laughin And Clownin at #98 on Pop and #18 on R&B.
My Kind Of Jazz peaks at #155 on Pop Album Chart.
The Raelettes independently fill a 16-week stand at the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City (Ray only joins them briefly at the end of February to receive an award).
Release of the single Laughin' And Clownin' / That Thing Called Love.
1 - 10 January 1970
Recording of My Kind Of Jazz at RPM Studios, LA. See this.
|Backstage at the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.|
Re-signs with ABC; announcement of double album "Ray Charles Sings And Plays The Beatles / Ray Charles Sings And Plays Ray Charles", to be released [this never happened, BS] later in the year as part of ABC's 15th anninversary.
9 February 1970
|NBC photo collage with Jethro Tull, Bobby Sherman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman, Ray Charles.|
|Article in New Yorker.|
15 April 1970
University of Tennessee, Martin.
|Photos by Amalie R. Rothschild.|
20 April 1970
The Forum, Halifax.
21 and 22 April 1970
30 May 1970
Bush Stadium, Indianapolis.
Release of album Love Country Style.
|Ad from Billboard, Jun. 20.|
6 June 1970
Philly Spectrum, Philadelphia; co-billed with Les McCann and Roberta Flack.
|Ad from Cashbox (1971)|
Outdoor event in Toronto, drawing 10,000 people.
|Photos by Dick Darrell/Getty.|
|From Billboard, Sep. 12.|
The Voices of Hope choir honor Billy Preston at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles. Ray prepared a tape to be played at the event.
18 September 1970
Indiana University, IU Auditorium, Indianapolis.
23 September 1970
|ABC publicity photo.|
First of 27 concerts Europe, in UK.
29 September 1970
|Feature article in unidentified French magazine.|
6 October 1970
8 October 1970
Deutsches Museum, Munich.
9 October 1970
10 October 1970
12 October 1970
13 October 1970
15 October 1970
16 October 1970
17 October 1970
23 October 1970
Victoria Hall, Geneva.
24 October 1970
Headlining Jazz Expo 70, Royal Festival Hall, London.
|Ad from New Musical Express, Oct. 10.|
25 October 1970
Hammersmith Odeon, London (with Billy Preston).
29 October 1970
Taking the train to, interviewed and performing in Toulouse. See this.
30 October 1970
|Ad in De Telegraaf, October 21st.|
2 November 1970
Latin Casino, Cherry Hill.
20 and 27 November 1970
Ft. in Name Of The Game (air dates). See this.
14 November 1970
Bradley University (Robertson Memorial Fieldhouse), Peoria.
18 - 26 November 1970
Gran Rex Theater in Buenos Aires.
27 November 1970
|Poster for concert(s?) in Argentina.|
?30 November? 1970
Teatro Municipal, São Paulo ("he played some snippets of 'Corcovado', by Antonio Carlos Jobim on piano, while commenting, relaxed: "It's pleasant music. I like it!"), possibly aired by TV Tupi; source here.
?1 December? 1970
Concert in Chile.
On Hee Haw (air date). See this.
?2? December 1970
Venezuela Song Festival; see this.
Concert somewhere in Japan (this poster comes from Vernon Troupe, Ray's vallet):
|Cover of 1970 Japan tour souvenir brochure.|
|Poster of 1970 concert in Japan.|
|Concert c 1970, Japan?|
Peterson Gym, San Diego. "Charles wound up with a technique fairly new to his show. Ray, the band members, and the Raelets made noises with instruments and feet or whatever. Ray would play a tricky
little ditty on the piano and his oboe player would repeat it, in a competitive manner.Then Ray would talk and gurgle and make all sorts of strange noises. This went on for a good nine minutes and then he broke into 'What'd I Say'" (from a review in the Aztec, a college newspaper).
2nd and 3d week of December 1970
2 weeks at a night club in Mexico City.
13 December 1970
Third time on Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (air date). See this.
|Unidentified venue, 1970.|
|At unidentified venue (clipped from sleeve of Spanish single "Louise"); late 1960s or early 1970s.|