Performance Venues Page Updated

I've just updated the Performance Venues on the site, listing all of the documented places Ray appeared, year by year, during his career. At least, these are the venues I've been able to document so far, based on newspaper and magazine ads, reviews, and articles.  The material has been drawn from my research library over … Continue reading Performance Venues Page Updated

Research on Ray, Summer 2019

Research on Ray has been an ongoing process over the past twenty-five years, sometimes with fits and starts and often with long periods where nothing turns up. Here’s an overview of what I’m currently researching about Ray and leads I’m following this summer.  If you have any ideas on places to look or resources to … Continue reading Research on Ray, Summer 2019

Ray Bourbon and a Member of the Chinese Royal Family?

Ray's incomplete autobiography, written while he was in prison, along with his letters, are really the only documents we have were Ray tells his own story.  Remarkably, as outlandish as many of the stories are, doing a little digging can usually confirm that what Ray said was true or had some basis in fact. I … Continue reading Ray Bourbon and a Member of the Chinese Royal Family?