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May 12-13, 1963 marked Ray Charles' live show debut in the U.K. He performed before 3200 fans that first night in London at the Finsbury Park Astoria, with a second performance there the following night. He played: "One Mint Julep," "I've Got A Woman," "Born To Lose," "Careless Love," "I Can't Stop Loving You," "You Are My Sunshine," "Without A Song," "My Baby," "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "Hide Nor Hair," "Don't Set Me Free," and "What'd I Say."


That debut is captured here in this framed, limited edition photograph. It is watermarked Hulton Archives, hand-lettered "Ray in the UK 1963," and numbered 62/275.



Ray Charles "Ray in the U.K. 1963"

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