Interviewed by Wink Martindale for KPMC Radio (c. 1971).
|Photo by Norman Hunter.|
Booty Butt peaks at #31 on Pop Chart and #13 on R&B, Don't Change On Me at #36 on Pop and #13 on R&B, Feel So Bad at #68 on Pop and #16 on R&B.
Volcanic Action Of My Soul peaks at #52 on Pop Album Chart.
At some time during the year, Ray was on a BBC TV show. See this.
Tangerine release of album Souled Out, by Raelettes + Ike & Tina Turner.
6 January 1971
On the Flip Wilson Show; Ray sings Look What They've Done and Feel So Bad.
12 January 1971
On Andy Williams Show (air date). See this.
El Dorado, Mexico City.
12 - ?? February 1971
The Raelettes on slate of club dates in and around Tokyo, their "first solo tour of Japan".
|From Atlanta Daily World, Jan. 21.|
|This collage was published on the Facebook page of the Prairie View A&M University. Its caption reads: "On February 22, 1971, two of the most dynamic, prolific names in music history made their way to the Hill. Ray Charles and Quincy Jones brought their talents to PVAMU during a special concert."|
|Billboard trade ad for Ray Charles, Orchestra, Raelettes - April 3.|
|The second photo has also been associated with the Winterland Ballroom gig in February '71, and has been attributed to Robert Altman.|
25 April 1971
Meehan Auditorium, Brown University, Providence.
1 May 1971
Whiting Auditorium, Flint.
|Ad in New York Amsterdam News, May 1.|
|Ad in Village Voice, May 6.|
11 May 1971
Sheraton-Hyannis Inn, Hyannis.
14 May 1971
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago.
Losers Club, Mid-City Building, Memphis.
8 June 1971
Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos; with The Supremes.
9 June 1971
Basin Street West, Sacramento.
Circle Star Theater in San Carlos.
|Circle Star program.|
Municipal Auditorium, Austin.
23 to 29 June 1971
|Ad in New York Amsterdam News, Jun. 26.|
1 July 1971
Temple University Music Festival, Philadelphia.
|Line-up from festival program.|
3 July 1971
Starlite Revue benefit of WDIA Radio in Memphis.
5 - 8 July 1971
Sheraton-Hyannis Hotel, Cape Cod.
12 - 17 July 1971
Fisher Theatre, Detroit.
?18 or 19? July 1971
21 to 23 July 1971
14 August 1971
Steel Pier Show in Philadelphia; with B.B. King and Cab Calloway, Chuck Berry, Hugh Maseketa. The show was televised by WPVI-TV (Channel 6).
28 August 1971
Cashbox insert with congratulary ads celebrating Ray's 25th anniversary in showbusiness.
1 September 1971
|Photos by Heinrich Klaffs.|
16 - 18 September 1971
Aladdin Casino Theatre, Las Vegas.
|From venue's programme brochure.|
|Ad from New Musical Express, Sep. 25.|
|Review in Melody Maker, Oct. 31.|
Free Trade Hall, Manchester.
|(Collection André Monnot).|
12 October 1971
|Ad from New Musical Express, Oct. 16.|
|From Billboard, Dec. 11.|
|From Billboard, Nov. 6.|
Embarking for Japan Tour, leading to the Festival Hall in Osaka, Kyoto, the Koseinenkin Hall and the Golden Gessakai Club in Tokyo, Sapporo, Chiba, Kawasaki, the Gumma Music Center in Takasaki, Nagoya, and the Martial Hall in Tokyo.
Queen Business Corporation announcing exclusive agency representation of Ray Charles.
|Source: Hollywood Reporter.|
Freeborn Hall, UC Davis, Sacramento ("one of those rare nights when the performer and the audience were right on").
5 December 1971
|Photo by Michael Zagaris; print for sale at Wolfgang's Vault.|
Zagaris wrote: "[...T]he stage which was poorly lit. I kept moving closer and closer to Ray, getting better and better shots and I thought to myself, 'Hell, Ray's blind, he's not going to see me, I can actually go and put my camera right up on the piano keys', which I ended up doing for two frames, at which point Ray stopped the show, grabbed the microphone and addressed the crowd, saying 'I know you all paid to see me play, and I'm really sorry there's somebody here taking pictures who's taking away from the show… and I'm going to ask him to step away now.' I remember thinking 'Is there a trap door I can please fall through?'"
|Photos by [i.e. often attributed to 'the other'] Robert Altman.|
12 December 1971
|In the band's dressing room with bone player Al (Sanifu) Hall. Photo by alto player Don Garcia (1971 or 1972).|