The album was recorded in Los Angeles in 1976, and featured musical contributions from John Lennon, Paul and Linda McCartney, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Dr John, Klaus Voormann, and Harry Nilsson, plus a song written by George Harrison.
Ringo’s Rotogravure was not a commercial success, and failed to chart in the UK. In the US it peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200, reached 19 in Australia, and 35 in Canada.
‘A Dose Of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ had been released ahead of the album in the US single on 20 September 1976, with ‘Cryin” on the b-side. The single peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was issued in the UK on 15 October but failed to chart.
Also on this day...
- 2017: Paul McCartney live at Madison Square Garden, New York City
- 2010: Gibson to issue three John Lennon acoustic guitars
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Helter Skelter, I Will
- 1964: Live: Municipal Stadium, Kansas City
- 1962: Live: Queen’s Hall, Widnes
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Hambleton Hall, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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