The album was recorded in Los Angeles and New York in 1977, and saw Starr adopting R&B and disco styles.
Ringo The 4th was a critical and commercial failure. It failed to chart in the UK, and peaked at number 162 in the US. Its lack of success led to Starr being dropped by Atlantic.
Also on this day...
- 2015: The Beatles’ first contract sells for $75,000
- 1969: John Lennon reveals he is leaving The Beatles
- 1968: Recording: Piggies, Glass Onion
- 1967: Filming: Magical Mystery Tour
- 1966: BBC interview with George Harrison
- 1964: Live: Paramount Theatre, New York City
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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