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 did not 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...
- 1991: UK album release: Choba B CCCP by Paul McCartney
- 1968: Hunter Davies’ biography of The Beatles is published
- 1967: Mixing: Your Mother Should Know
- 1964: Recording: Every Little Thing, What You’re Doing, No Reply
- 1963: Recording, editing, mixing: Little Child, Hold Me Tight, Money, I Wanna Be Your Man, All I’ve Got To Do, Don’t Bother Me, Not A Second Time
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: John Lennon and Paul McCartney travel to Paris
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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