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 8 on the Billboard 200. It was also a top 10 hit in Austria, Denmark, and France.
In the UK it peaked at number 30, becoming Starr’s final charting album until 1998’s Vertical Man.
Also on this day...
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
- 2009: Nowhere Boy soundtrack details revealed
- 2002: Album release: Brainwashed by George Harrison
- 1969: Mixing: Stardust, Dream by Ringo Starr
- 1963: EMI presents The Beatles with silver discs
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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