11 January 1997
15 February 1997
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor.
27 February 1997
|Photo by Steve Herbert (dated Oct. 23, 1997 by source).|
|Ray with Giovanna Ferragamo, and models (from Unita).|
?21? March 1997
Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland.
At launch of Destiny phone card in Braille at Intele-Card trade show in Hyatt Regency, Chicago.
20 April 1997
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington NZ.
21 April 1997
|Ray Charles with host Pat Boone.|
Burswood Superdome, Perth AU.
28 April 1997
Delray Beach Garlic Festival, Delray Beach FL.
29 - 30 April 1997
Twin Oaks Mansion, Silver Springs FL
25 April 1997
|Detail of T-shirt sold at this concert.|
8 May 1997
Opening of the Crown Casino in Melbourne, with John Farnham. See this.
|With Anthony Warlow, Kylie Minogue and John Farnham.|
Benefit for the Maryland School for the Blind at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore MD.
21 June 1997
23 June 1997
|Photo taken in Saratoga, possibly in '97.|
Le Capitole, Québec QC.
Palais des Congrès, Paris FR.
|Intriguing photo by François-Marie Banier: rehearsal, possibly at Palais des Congrès. What's that girl doing there?|
|Photo by Paul Bergen.|
|Photo by Carol Streuer.|
|Ray (or his entourage) forgot this screen print, but Toots Thielemans took it to his home, and still has it above his sofa.|
|Photo by Kay Nietfeld.|
17 July 1997
20 July 1997
26 July 1997
12 August 1997
Photos of Ray with his French girlfriend Arlette Kotchounian (who somehow seems to have been involved in organizing this concert) are here. See this post for more.
(The rehearsal session, a few hours before the concert, in Auch was "sublime", a review in Le Monde said).
15 August 1997
Aids benefit at MVRHS Center in Martha's Vineyard. Read this.
|Photo by Marc Yves Regis.|
This source mentions a bootleg, titled "Fiddler's Green, CO. Aud", however dated on 21 June 1997.
13 September 1997
2 October 1997
Paul Masson Winegard.
22 October 1997
Majestic Theater, with the San Antonio Symphony, San Antonio TX.
23 October 1997
At American Airlines' annual Community Concert, benefiting The Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Trees and Parks Foundation and the Women's Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
13 November 1997
Online chat on Rhino Records' website, See this.
Mid November 1997
At Casino in Montreux. Read review here.
15 November 1997
At opening of new casino by the Gila River Indian Community near Phoenix ("more people showed up than the casino could handle").
19 November 1997
Ft. as Sammy In The Nanny (air date). See this.
21 November 1997
Honored at the International Jazz Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony, Ice Palace, Tampa. Michael Bolton payed tribute to Ray Charles with Georgia On My Mind. The show was taped, and released on DVD (I'm happy to announce that I haven't found any footage of it yet, BS).
The "Breakaway" TV campaign for General Motors Corp.'s 1998 Cadillac DeVille started in November with a slice-of-life approach focusing on Chicago, the Carolinas and California's Monterey area. "Breakaway Chicago," the first of the spots, featured the city's landmarks, lifestyle and jazz and blues background, with Anita Baker singing. "Breakaway Carolina," featured Ray Charles, breaking in December '97, and "Breakaway Monterey" was to debut in April '98. The spots, produced in both national and local versions, focused on the DeVille's performance and contemporary image. D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Troy, handled the campaign.
14 December 1997
Nakano Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo.
16 December 1997
Four Seasons Nakano Sun Hotel, Tokyo JP.
17 December 1997
Yamagata Grand Prefectutal Hall, Yamagata JP.
18 December 1997
No. 1 Hall, Kyoto JP.
19 December 1997
Grand NHK Hall, Osaka JP.
20 December 1997
Obad Hall, Toyama JP.
21 and 22 December 1997
Hotel New Otani, Osaka JP.
24 December 1997
Shimin Bunka Kaikan, Shizuoka JP.
25 December 1997
Large Hall at Aichi-ken Geijutsu, Nagoya JP.
26 December 1997
Yubinchokin Hall, Hiroshima JP.
27 December 1997
Sun Palace, Fukuoka JP.