The album was recorded in Los Angeles in August 1974, and featured guest performers including John Lennon and Elton John.
Goodnight Vienna peaked at number 30 on the UK albums chart, becoming Starr’s final charting album there until 1998’s Vertical Man.
In the US it reached number 8 on the Billboard 200. It was also a top 10 hit in Austria, Denmark, and France.
Also on this day...
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka, Japan
- 1993: UK album release: Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest by The Fireman (Paul McCartney and Youth)
- 1971: UK album release: Wild Life by Wings
- 1968: George Harrison appears on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
- 1967: Mixing: Hello, Goodbye
- 1965: Mixing: I’m Looking Through You, You Won’t See Me, Girl, Wait, The Word, Michelle
- 1963: Live: Colston Hall, Bristol
- 1962: Travel: Hamburg to Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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