|At a TV show? Photo (c) Rex Features/ITV.|
|From an article in the National Enquirer, mid 1970s.|
|Probably from the same source.|
7 January 1975
Late January 1975
31 January 1975
18 February 1975
Presents AMA award to Charlie Rich. See this.
20 February 1975
Paramount Theatre, Oakland.
6 April 1975
Civic Auditorium, San Jose. Review here.
9 April 1975
19 April 1975
|David Newman, Leroy Cooper (photo's source incorrectly attributed this picture to the London concert, but Fathead wasn't there).|
|Press conference at Sheraton Hotel, prob. on this day.|
|Souvenir brochure + ticket for the London concert.|
21 April 1975
Double concert at La Salle Pleyel in Paris. A partial recording has survived; see this.
|Coll. J.P. Verger.|
|Photos by Gilbert Uzan/Getty.|
24 April 1975
25 April 1975
26 April 1975
Palias des Beaux Arts, Charleroi.
27 April 1975
Around this date in 1975
6th International Jazz Festival at Dunkirk (Apr. 30 - May 3).
|Program (detail of publicity photo with Mable John), with fake signature.|
2 May 1975
3 May 1975
10 May 1975
These photos were taken in Madrid, but are probably 2 or 3 years older:
Late Spring and Summer 1975
17 May 1975
Multiple sclerosis benefit at Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque.
Concert at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill; co-billed with Bobby Bland. A board mix of the RC concert has survived.
30 May 1975
Massey Hall, Toronto.
On or around 4 June 1975
Receives Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Excellence during a weekend conference in Evansville.
|From Evansville Press.|
|From Audtorium Arena, Jun. 18.|
|With LA mayor Tom Bradley. Photo by Bob Lucas.|
|Aretha Franklin kissing Ray Charles; Joe Adams right.|
12 - 21 June 1975
Blue Room, Fairmont Hotel, New Orleans.
22 June 1975
At Pine Knob in Clarkston.
6 July 1975
Benefit for and at New Horizons Rehabilitation Center near Lake Huntington, with Donald Byrd.
8 - 13 July 1975
Mill Run Theatre, Chicago.
17 - 20 July 1975
Circle Star Theater (with The Dells), San Carlos.
End of July 1975
Taping of Cher show (also see below, sub Nov. 15).
|With Cher, Jim Henson, Muppets, and Raelettes.|
17 September 1975
Two shows at The Columbia, Ramada Inn, Missouri.
|Ad from Jeffercon City Daily Capital News, 4 Sep.|
City Auditorium, Omaha.
24 September 1975
25 September 1975
Stardust, Maryland. Review here.
30 September 1975
3 October 1975
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.
|Photos (the 3d one a retouche?) by Jon Sievert.|
5 October 1975
Civic Theatre, Auckland.
11 October 1975
|Interviewed after arrival on Sydney Airport. Photo by Trevor Dallen for the Sun-Herald News.|
|Probably taken at same occasion, and from same source.|
|Taken during another interview in Sydney.|
13 October 1975
Civic Theatre, Canberra.
14 and 15 October 1975
17 October 1975
Festival Hall, Brisbane.
19 October 1975
Civic Theatre, Newcastle.
20 and 21 October 1975
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney.
22 and 23 October 1975
\Festival Theatre, Adelaide.
24 October 1975
Odeon Theatre, Mt. Gambier.
27 October 1975
Entertainment Center, Perth.
On or around 28 October 1975
Trumpet player Jack Evans remembers: "When the band arrived at the Singapore airport, 3 band members were detained - myself, Scott Von Ravensburg and Ken Tussing - for not meeting the dress/appearance code in Singapore at that time. They considered our hair to be too long (it touched our collars). They assigned a person to "cut our hair" which we would not agree to. RC supported us and said he wouldn't play the show without his whole band. After several hours in the airport - maybe even 8 or 10 - the lady assigned to us agreed that if she could cut just a snippet (1/4") from each of us, they would let us go. So that's what happened. We got to the hotel just in time to get ready for the show, which did go on as scheduled. But the bottom line - RC was prepared to not do the show on our behalf."
That same day Ray Charles, against all his habits, didn't appear at a press conference (cf. this newspaper article).
Evans: "I went back on the band in 1977 to do the Far East tour which again included Singapore. I made sure to get my hair trimmed before I got there - I think in Bangkok - so it wouldn't be an issue again. When I got to Singapore I found that they had relaxed or eliminated that dress code anyway."
30 or 31 October 1975
Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
1 and 2 November 1975
|Ad (by theater or booking agent?).|
|Odd: an ad for the first show in the tour brochure.|
5 November 1975
6 November 1975
7 November 1975
8 November 1975
10 November 1975
11 November 1975
12 November 1975
14 November 1975
|Ray Charles and The Raelettes at Cher show. (c) Corbis.|
17 November 1975
18 November 1975
19 November 1975
20 November 1975
21 November 1975
23 November 1975
24 November 1975
27 November 1975
29 November 1975
O-Club in Yokota.
1? December 1975
2 December 1975
6 and 7 December 1975
Teatro Degollado, Mexico City; see this.
31 December 1975
|Interesting interview with Leroy Cooper, in Melody Maker, May 10, 1975 - also about a 'Hogg' album that didn't happen.|
|Ad for Detroit jazz radio station WJZZ, in Ann Arbor Sun.|