|Possibly from an appearance at the Midnight Special TV show, possibly in '79.|
|Unidentified occasion, late 1970s?|
|Curtis Ohlson, left.|
9 January 1979
Interviewed on KABC radio show.
Singing jingle for McDonalds Breakfast Commercial See this.
Ft. In Heroes Of Rock & Roll. See this.
Performing on a German tv show (year not entirely sure). See this.
Just Because peaks at #69 on R&B chart.
Release of Luvbug (with Susaye).
2 January 1979
With Jean-Pierre Grosz, working at RPM Studio.
2 February 1979
On Sesame Street (air date). See this.
15 February 1979
On the Mike Douglas Show. See this.
"Ray Charles gets a lift from the acrobatic 'Tanger Troupe' on the 'The Mike Douglas Show' on February 15, 1979." Photo by Michael Leshnov/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.
16 February 1979
On The Tonight Show. See this and this.
22 February 1979
Leroy Cooper rehearsing (?) band at unidentified venue.
|Watermarked news photo - dated Feb. 22, 1979 - of band leader Leroy Cooper, playing his bari, rehearsing the band.|
16 March 1979
Taping of A Special Kenny Rogers (aired on 12 April). See this.
|Photo series shot by Kenny Rogers.|
|Kenny Rogers, Ray Charles, Dottie West, The Oak Ridge Boys.|
5 April 1979
Paramount Theatre, Oakland.
|In Oakland, Richmond. Photo by Maggie Miller. Poss. shot at the Paramount Theatre on this day.|
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.
21 April 1979
Elliott Hall of Music, West Lafayette.
24 April 1979
Singing in front of The Georgia State Legislatur; Ray’s version of Georgia On My Mind named the official state song of Georgia. See this.
Representative John White co-sponsored H.B. 146 that designated Georgia On My Mind as the official Song of the State of Georgia, and sponsored H.R.183 which honored Ray Charles for his accomplishments.
29 April 1979
Towson Center, Towson State University.
|From Baltimore Sun, 22 April 1979.|
9 May 1979
On Johnny Cash show. See this.
14 May 1979
|Photo by Perry Harmon.|
23 May - 5 June 1979
2-week stint at Continental Showroom, Silverbird Hotel, Las Vegas. Read reviews here and here.
27 May 1979
Civic Center, Lubbock.
High School, Albany.
11 June 1979
Pontchartrain Hotel, Detroit.
15 June 1979
Berklee Performance Center.
|Ad from Boston Globe, 20 May.|
Playhouse Square, Cleveland.
17 June 1979
Area Landmark Theatre, Syracuse.
24 June 1979
Oakdale Musical Theater.
28 June 1979
Double concert at Great Southern Music Hall, Orlando; tickets $8.50-9.50.
Interviewed by Presbyterian Church public service broadcasting. See this.
1 July 1979
Free concert at City Hall Plaza, Boston.
|Ad from Boston Globe, 1 Jul.|
Grand Circuit Celebration at Harness in Saratoga.
8 July 1979
Atlantic City Jazz Festival.
13 July 1979
Partly televized double concert at North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague. See this.
Photos: Hans Hendriks.
14 July 1979,Grand Place, Antwerp.
22 July 1979
Jazz à Juan, Antibes. See this.
26 July 1979
Teatro Tendo, Sanremo.
27 July 1979
Release of the single Some Enchanted Evening / You 20th Century Fox.
Gig at Catamaran Hotel, San Diego.
9 August 1979
Bussola Domani, Viareggio (cf. this); aired by RAI on 18 October (cf. this).
|Ad in Unita (Aug. 8).|
Lane County Fair (review here).
19 August 1979
Civic Center, Augusta.
21 August 1979
Convention Center, San Bernardino; with The McPhersons.
Around this time in August 1979
International Festival of Carthage.
Release of album Ain't It So.
|Ad from Cashbox Magazine, September 1979.|
Uptown Theatre, Kansas City.
8 September 1979
State Fair Grounds, Sports Center, Omaha.
11 September 1979
The Lamar, Jackson.
13 September 1979
Radio City Music Hall, New York.
15 September 1979
University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks.
26 September 1979
Inducted in Georgia State Music Hall of Fame, but Ray did not attend the ceremony; cf. this and this.
14 October 1979
Hemmens Auditorium, Elgin Civic Center.
23 October 1979
Grand Court of Woodfield Shopping Center, Schaumberg.
Austin City Limits Soundstage, Austin (recording date). See this.
|Publicity wire photos (watermarked).|
|Rehearsals with James Polk and Leroy Cooper.|
27 October 1979
In Up Close With Ray Charles (air date). See this.
Apollo Theatre, New York.
Release of the single Just Because / Love Me Or Set Me Free.
12 November 1979
Crown Royale, La Habra.
26 November 1979
Concert in Houston.
|Portrait made on this day. (c) Rex Features.|
28 November 1979
On The Unbroken Circle: A Tribute To Mother Maybelle Carter (air date). See this.
|Larry Gatlin, Lynn Anderson, Ray Charles.|
Late November 1979
Receives 1st copy of Braille songbook at ASCAP event.
|From Billboard, Dec. 1.|
With Sarah Jordan Powell starring In Christmas In Ettal - A Black Ceremony (month not sure). See this.
|Featuring in print campaign for Fender.|
|Unknown location; the guitar player is Curtis Ohlson, c 1979.|
|Johnny Coles doing exercises, on tour, somewhere in Europe. (c) Photo by Dan Marcus.|
|Ad with drummer Peter Turre for Rogers; from Players And Listeners, Nov. 1.|
|Flyer for a tour in Japan.|