The album was mostly recorded in Canada and the Bahamas in November 1977, and was produced by Vini Poncia, with whom Starr had collaborated on Ringo The 4th.
The commercial failure of Bad Boy led to Starr being dropped by Polydor in the UK.
The only UK single was ‘Tonight’, with ‘Heart On My Sleeve’ on the b-side. It was issued on 21 July 1978 but failed to reach the singles chart.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney live: Kyocera Dome, Osaka, Japan
- 2015: John Lennon vinyl box set announced
- 2012: Paul McCartney live: Estádio do Arruda, Recife, Brazil
- 2010: Paul McCartney’s entire back catalogue to be reissued by Concord Music Group
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Only A Northern Song, Sgt Pepper run-out groove
- 1966: Recording: Taxman
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1964: Filming: Paul McCartney’s unused scene in A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Pigalle Club, London
- 1963: Live: NME Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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