Written by
Bob Stumpel

March 27

Ray Charles Live In Rome (1999)

'99 LC Rome NMConcert 1999 Rome NM

On 28 July 1999 Ray Charles, the Ray Charles Orchestra and The Raelettes played a concert at the RomaLive Festival. Read review here; according to this source a.o. the following tunes were on the setlist:

  • Angelina
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You 
  • I Want Your Love
  • Smack Dab In The Middle
  • People Will Say We’re In Love (with Raelettes)
  • What’d I Say  

The concert was recorded for TV illegally. The day after some band members – much to their surprise – saw back the whole concert in their hotel rooms, on a local channel.* The Italian promoters had possibly allowed the station to tape the gig to make some extra money on the side.

Who knows more?

*Information kindly provided by Brad Rabuchin. 


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