|Unidentified concert, probably in USA, c. 1973. Photo by Thomas R. Copi, as reproduced in Ann Arbor Sun, Sep. 5, 1973.|
|Comcert, c. 1973.|
|Photo, c. 1973, by Jodi Cobb.|
|Photo by Joe Sia; also cf. this picture from the same series.|
10 and 11 January 1973
18 January 1973
Publishing date of Rolling Stone interview.
4 March 1973
Ray and Della holding a cocktail party in their home in LA, "honoring our next mayor, Tom Bradley". Among the featured entertainers are Spanky Wilson, Jimmy Witherspoon, and... The Sisters Love, i.e. the former Raelettes with Gwen Berry!
30 March 1973
|Contract for the appearance of The Raelettes (Dorothy Berry, Mabel John, Susaye Greene, Verniat Moss, Estella Yarbrough) in this show.|
|Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles performing Takes Two To Tango.|
February 1973 - After 1 July 1973
From Billboard: "Ray Charles will not make any personal appearances in concerts or in clubs [...] according to announcement by Joe Adams [...]. For Charles, the six months vacation will be the first he will have taken in the last ten years, affording him extra time for recording on his own Tangerine label."
30 March 1973
The documentary Black Rodeo shown at New Walker Theater, Indianapolis (featuring Muhammad Ali; a.o. Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Little Richard on soundtrack).
|Review from The Independent Film Journal, 22 June 1972.|
19 - 28 April 1973
Marco Polo Hotel, Miami Beach.
25 April 1973
"Out Of Sight Night" at Lincoln Philharmonic Hall in New York, with Al Hibbler and Stevie Wonder, a benefit for Choose, an organization promoting jobs for the blind (Variety announced that the show was also with Jose Feliciano, George Shearing and Roland Kirk; emceed by Bing Crosby).
|Stevie Wonder with Ray Charles at an unidentified event (maybe this one for Choose?), early 1970s.|
29 April 1973
Towson Center, Baltimore.
18 May 1973
|Unidentified event: Ray Charles present the artwork for the cover of the album Message For The People (to a Martin L. King museum?).|
|Photo by Ted Williams.|
First Highway Safety Foundation Telethon, hosted by Sammy Davis Jr. and Monte Hall (with a.o. Muhammad Ali, Paul Anka, Richie Havens, Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, and Ben Vereen), broadcast by "50 major television outlets". The show was a financial calamaty: the total amount of pledges was $1.2 million; the actual received amount was a little over $0.5 million. Source here.
31 May 1973
End of Tangerine's distribution agreement with ABC (see this).
19 to 23 June 1973
Mill Run Theatre, Chicago; with B.B. King.
|Cover of souvenir brochure for the Mill Rin concert series.|
|Photo by J.J. Lent.|
2 July 1973
5 July 1973
NAACP Gala Night, opening for "Greatest Black Designers Fashion Show ever" at Avondale Theatre in Indianapolis.
7 July 1973
8 July 1973
14 July 1973
Astrodome Jazz Festival in Houston.
20 July 1973
Chicago Jazz Festival at White Sox Park.
27 July 1973
In concert at Newport.
|Ad in Hartford Courant, 17 Jun.|
29 July 1973
Spectrum, Philadelphia (with Nina Simone).
Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Washington.
A gig at James Brown's Third World club in Augusta; see this.
1, 2 or 3 September 1973
Big show at the Dallas Speedway (co-billed with a.o. Willie Nelson).
8 September 1973
|Photos by Cecil Lockard.|
|Photos by Charlie Auringer/Backstage Gallery.|
|Backstage, with Lee Bollinger.|
|Backstage, with Susan Pollay.|
|Poster art: Fary Grimshaw.|
|Passe partout ticket.|
9 September 1973
Cobo Arena, Detroit.
11 September 1973
|This photo with Count Basie is of a much earlier date (mid/late 60s).|
14 to 16 September 1973
|Ad in Spanish newspaper ABC, Sep. 13.|
18 September 1973
21 September 1973
25 September 1973 (? also see 21st)
|Trade ad from Cashbox.|
|Photo by Erik Lindahl, possibly made at this concert.|
3 October 1973
Concert in Finland (without Peterson and Basie).
9 October 1973
Double concert at the Palais des Sports in Paris with the Count Basie Orchestra and the Oscar Peterson Trio; see this. (Also see under Oct. 15th).
10 October 1973
Headlining first jazz festival in Nancy (two shows).
|Ad from Het Vrije Volk, Oct. 3.|
13 - 14 October 1973
Hammersmith Odeon, London; with Peterson and Basie.
|Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot.|
|Review in Melody Maker, Jul. 7.|
15 October 1973
Palais des Sprots, Paris; with Count Basie Orchestra (source here, but also see under Oct. 9)?
16 October 1973
Halles de Courtrai (cf. this).
18 October 1973
19 October 1973
20 October 1973
Cirque Royal/Koninklijk Circus, Brussels.
25 October 1973
South Port, UK.
Barbra Streisand... And Other Musical Instruments (air date). See this.
|Photo by Joe Adams.|
|This last photo was made by Steve Schapiro (probably shot the other pictures as well).|
5 November 1973
Iwate Prefectural Hall, Morloka, Tokyo.
6 November 1973
Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo.
8 November 1973
Club Golden Gessekal, Bunka Hall, Club White House, Kawasaki.
9 November 1973
Club Golden Gessekal.
11 November 1973
Koselnankin Hall, Osaka.
12 November 1973
Club Arrow, ?Osaka?.
13 November 1973
Club Kokura Gessekai, Tawata Municipal Hall, Fukuoka.
15 November 1973
Yubin-Cho-Kin Hall, Hiroshima.
16 November 1973
International Hall, Kobe.
18 November 1973
Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka.
20 November 1973
Municipal Hall, Nagoya.
21 November 1973
Club Beiami, Kalkan Hall, Kyoto.
|Photos by Robert M. Knight.|
Late November 1973
The Tri-State Defender (Dec. 1) wrote (not necessarily accurately): "From Japan Ray Charles and his entourage flew to Germany. Charles joined Billy Preston on stage in Munich for a musical reunion with his former protegee. Ray Charles toured Europe with the Rolling Stones of England [sic!]".
30 November - 9 December 1973
|Is this amateurish poster authentic (cf. difference in picket prices)?|
|Promotional LP box from '73, containing a.o. Genius In Concert.|