Ray Charles

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Ray Charles in Paris, 1961 or 1962.

Ray Charles in Paris, 1961 or 1962.

Ray Charles, contributing his part to a multi-piano rendition of Zip A Dee Do Dah, with Dinah Shore, Liberace, Peter Nero and Big Tiny Little, on the Dinah Shore Show recorded on January 20 or 23, 1963. Photo poss. by Howard Morehead.

Ray Charles, contributing his part to a multi-piano rendition of Zip A Dee Do Dah, with Dinah Shore, Liberace, Peter Nero and Big Tiny Little, on the Dinah Shore Show recorded on January 20 or 23, 1963. Photo poss. by Howard Morehead.

Ray Charles at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Ohio State University, Columbus on May 11,  1967 (from Athena Yearbook, 1967, pg. 56).

Ray Charles at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Ohio State University, Columbus on May 1967 (from Athena Yearbook, pg.

The Raelettes (L-R Pat Lyles, Margie Hendrix, Gwen Berry, Darlene McCrea), from 1963 UK Tour brochure), probably at Antibes Jazz fest in July 1961 (from 1963 UK tour brochure).

The Raelettes (L-R Pat Lyles, Margie Hendrix, Gwen Berry, Darlene McCrea) in July from 1963 UK Tour brochure), probably at Antibes Jazz fest (from 1963 UK tour brochure).

Ray Charles at the Jazz Festival in Comblain-la-Tour on August 9, 1964.

Ray Charles at the Jazz Festival in Comblain-la-Tour on August

Ticket stub from the Ray Charles "Dance and Concert" at the LA Sports Arena (with Betty Carter) on New Year's Eve, 1961 (8 p.m. until 2 a.m.).

Ticket stub from the Ray Charles "Dance and Concert" at the LA Sports Arena (with Betty Carter) on New Year's Eve, 1961 (8 p.m. until 2 a.m.).

Poster for a Ray Charles concert at the Exhibition Forum in Vancouver, on August 7, 1962. "The World's Greatest Concert (21 Performers)".

Poster for a Ray Charles concert at the Exhibition Forum in Vancouver, on August 7, 1962. "The World's Greatest Concert (21 Performers)".

Ray Charles concert at the Apollo in NYC, with Pat Lyles, Ruby Rae Roberson, David Fathead Newman, Gwen Berry, and Bettye Smith, possibly during their October 1959 stint (2nd - 8th) there.

Ray Charles concert at the Apollo in NYC, with Pat Lyles, Ruby Rae Roberson, David Fathead Newman, Gwen Berry, and Bettye Smith, possibly during their October 1959 stint (2nd - 8th) there.

Ray Charles (performing with Chaka Khan and George Benson) at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 16, 1991. Photo by Edouard Curchad.

Ray Charles (performing with Chaka Khan and George Benson) at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July Photo by Edouard Curchad.

Ticket for Ray Charles' evening show at the Palais des Sports in Paris on October 21st, 1961. Coll. Jacques Merle.

Ticket for Ray Charles' evening show at the Palais des Sports in Paris on October 21st, 1961. Coll. Jacques Merle.

Ray Charles and The Raelettes at Carnegie Hall, New York City, on May 7, 1966. Photo by Bill Ray.

Ray Charles and The Raelettes at Carnegie Hall, New York City, on May 7, 1966. Photo by Bill Ray.

Ray Charles' performance at the Jazz In Marciac (JIM) Festival on August 12, 1997 was staged as a a "Giants Of Jazz" package, with a.o. David Fathead Newman (photo), Leroy Cooper, Johnny Griffin, Phil Woods, Bobby Durham, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, and Kenny Carr. Photo by Jacques Merle.

Ray Charles' performance at the Jazz In Marciac (JIM) Festival on August 12, 1997 was staged as a a "Giants Of Jazz" package, with a.o. David Fathead Newman (photo), Leroy Cooper, Johnny Griffin, Phil Woods, Bobby Durham, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, and Kenny Carr. Photo by Jacques Merle.

Ray Charles at the Remparts de Mousserolles in Bayonne on July 18, 1992. Photo by Jacques Merle.

Ray Charles at the Remparts de Mousserolles in Bayonne on July Photo by Jacques Merle.

Policie officers and steward trying (in vain) to calm audience at Ray Charles concert at the Amsterdam Rai. The Raelettes (Darlene McCrea looking at the scene) sing on. Photo by Hugo van Gelderen, on May 11, 1963.

Policie officers and steward trying (in vain) to calm audience at Ray Charles concert at the Amsterdam Rai. The Raelettes (Darlene McCrea looking at the scene) sing on. Photo by Hugo van Gelderen, on May 11, 1963.

Ray Charles, playing his Wurlitzer at the Apollo in New York City, between April 22nd and April 28th, 1960. The girls from left to right (best guess:) Pat Lyles?, Margie Hendrix?, Gwen Berry, Darlene McCrea. Photo by William Claxton.

Ray Charles, playing his Wurlitzer at the Apollo in New York City, between April 22nd and April 28th, 1960. The girls from left to right (best guess:) Pat Lyles?, Margie Hendrix?, Gwen Berry, Darlene McCrea. Photo by William Claxton.

At the Palais des Sports in Paris, October 1961. Left to right: Hank Crawford - as; Ray Charles - o, voc; Edgar Willis - b; Bruno Carr - dm; Sonny Forriest - g; Rudy Powell - as, David Newman - ts, fl; Don Wilkerson - ts; Leroy Cooper - bs. Photo: Roger-Viollet/Getty.

At the Palais des Sports in Paris, October 1961. Left to right: Hank Crawford - as; Ray Charles - o, voc; Edgar Willis - b; Bruno Carr - dm; Sonny Forriest - g; Rudy Powell - as, David Newman - ts, fl; Don Wilkerson - ts; Leroy Cooper - bs. Photo: Roger-Viollet/Getty.

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