US album release: Bad Boy by Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr’s seventh solo album, Bad Boy, was released in the United States on 16 June 1978, two months after its UK release.

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.

Ringo Starr – Bad Boy (1978)

In the US a lead single, ‘Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)’ was released by the Portrait label on 18 April 1978, with ‘Old Time Relovin” on the b-side.

The album followed on 16 June, but peaked at 129 on the US Billboard 200.

A second US single, ‘Heart On My Sleeve’, followed on 6 July, backed with ‘Who Needs A Heart’. As with its predecessor, it did not chart.

Last updated: 17 August 2021
UK album release: Bad Boy by Ringo Starr
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