|Photo: Rick Francis. Possibly at Blue Note, New York, c. 1990.|
|Photo: Greg Allen. At RPM, Los Angeles, 1990.|
|Photos by Jacques Beneich, prob. shot in Paris.|
|Ad for Blackglama mink coats.|
|Promotion photo for Listen Up.|
27 January 1990
14 February 1990
With the Orchestre Symphonique d’Ile-de-France (conducted by Serge Gandolfi) at the Pavillon d’Armenonville, in Paris; aired by Europe 1 - see this.
21 February 1990
7 March 1990
28 March 1990
Singing America The Beautiful at KTRK-TV's Night Of A Thousand Lights. Someone in the audience filmed it (starts at around the 1:09 mark):
|Ray Charles Orchestra at unidentified venue. (c) Rex Features.|
Beale St Music Festival at Tom Lee Park, Memphis.
28 April 1990
5 May 1990
1 June 1990
Departure from RPM in LA for the Summer tour.
13 June 1990
14 June 1990
Pier 6 Pavillion, Baltimore MD.
20 June 1990
21 June 1990
Starlight Music Theatre, Latham NY.
Hutchins Concert Hall, Main Center for The Arts, Orono, Bangor ME.
24 June 1990
27 - 28 June 1990
Flying to Paris for start of Europe tour.
13 July 1990
|Photo by Rafael Bosch, clipped from newspaper.|
21 July 1990
Concert at 25th San Sebastián Jazz Festival.
At the Wiese of the Hamburger Stadtpark ("Er zischt, haucht, gurgelt, das but bricht den Rhythmus, nimmt ihm alle Sentimentalität, er poliert das fine mit Schmirgelpapier und läßt es samtweich zerfließen [...] und das I Can't Stop Loving You quetscht er zwischen den Stimmbändern, es verströmt, dann gerät der reine Ton ins Zittern, wird dreckig und um so leiser, um so intensiver. Ray Charles steigert die Dramatik, indem er, statt laut zu werden, sich zurücknimmt. Die Beine verschränken sich, zappeln wie Zitteraale, leiten die Erregung ab, das Lachen strömt ins Leere, nach oben, dorthin, wo niemand ist. With you come raiiiiin — endlos, und dann Stille, wait a minute, I got to find the note, um in ein Falsett hochzuziehen, das nach unten stürzt, um sogleich in ein or shine, einen Schrei hochzujagen, der alles ist - Verzweiflung, Liebe und Sonne. Es wirkt fast obszön, ihn zu beobachten"; read review here.
22 July 1990
Around this date in 1990
San Marco di Castellabate.
|Photo by Giuseppe Cucco.|
4 August 1990
Forum di Courmayeur, Pian des Lizzes, Valle d'Aosta.
5 August 1990
8th Concertiestate music festival, Campo Sportivo Comunale in Pietra Ligure.
9 and 10 August 1990
Coach House, San Juan Capistrano CA (double show, sold out; tickets at $39.50; ("delivered a range of moods and styles [...] that neared perfection"; read review here.
11 August 1990
The Majestic Ventura Theatre, Ventura CA.
12 August 1990
The Strand, Redondo Beach CA.
15 August 1990
In the Exposition Building of the Buffalo County Fair Grounds, Kearny NE.
16 August 1990
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis MN.
17 August 1990
Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville IN.
18 August 1990
Riverfront Music Theatre, Detroit.
19 August 1990
Munn Ice Arena, East Lansing MI.
Foellinger Theatre, Fort Wayne - canceled because promotor came up short on fee; promotor arrested next day.
22 August 1990
Masonic Auditorium, Toledo OH.
24 August 1990
Summer Festival at Charles Ives Center, on the Westside campus of Western Connecticut State University, in Danbury CT. Read review here.
25 August 1990
Concerts on the Mountain, Stratton Mountain International Jazz Festival, Stratton Mountain Resort VT.
Cooper's Beach, Southampton ("Unhappy dwellers of mansions fronting the Atlantic in Southampton yesterday asked State Supreme Court in Riverhead to cancel a Ray Charles concert scheduled next Saturday for Cooper's Beach to raise money for the village cultural center.They say the concert for 1,200 people, with tickets going for up to $200, will bring too many rowdy people to the secluded neighborhood and wreak an environmental disaster on the beloved public beach."). Photo here.
1 September 1990
Evian Music festival, Long Island.
7 September 1990
The South Shore Music Circus in Cohasett MA; sponsored by WHDH-TV 7, Boston (did they broadcast anything?)
9 September 1990
Wolf Trap, Baltimore ("When Ray Charles came to Baltimore in June, he had a new, unrehearsed band, and the result was an embarrassing musical fiasco. Last night the same band came to Wolf Trap with three months of road work under its belt and provided the rock-solid support Charles needs to launch his inspired flights of improvisation. The result was a triumphant concert that revealed the sources of Van Morrison's similar show four days earlier").
10 September 1990
High Center for the Performing Arts (Visualite Theatre), Charlotteville ON ("put on two sterling shows to sell-out audiences").
Dinner party of Benneton Group, at zoo in Central park, New York; with Dee Dee Bridgewater, "who will sing on stage in front of the tables prepared for dinner". Read
13 September 1990
At The Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis MN; tickets $18-$22. ("Ray Charles was going into high as he caressed the song Mississippi Mud in a manner that had the audience groaning with pleasure").
14 September 1990
12th Georgia Music Festival, The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Peachtree Ballroom, Atlanta GA; tickets at $30-$40.
15 September 1990
Executive Inn Rivermont, (6th time ever in) Owensboro KY.
20 to 23 September 1990
Blue Note, New York City NY ("The effect of shoehorning the Ray Charles show into a jazz club - even one as spacious as The Blue Note, 131 W. Third St., where Charles is performing through Sunday night - is awesome. Charles and company number 22, not counting his announcer, his valet and a platoon of roadies, which practically ensures a full house even before the doors open. When the audience finally settled in the other night, there was barely room for dust.What they heard was a rare entertainment package").
|Photo by Adrian Cook (who dates it in 1988).|
|With drummer David Rokeach.|
Celebrating 60th birthday in LA.
|With sons Robert and Ray Jr and daughter Evelyn.|
3 November 1990
5 November 1990
15 November 1990
Concerts and (on 29th, 21st and 23d) dinner shows in Japan.