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 peaked at number 28 on the US Billboard 200. It failed to chart in the UK, but 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...
- 2012: Apple to reissue The Beatles’ UK albums on vinyl
- 2009: McCartney school essay discovered 50 years on
- 1967: Recording, mixing: I Am The Walrus
- 1964: Ringo Starr judges the National Beat Group Competition
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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