The album was mostly recorded in the United States and the Bahamas from July 1980 to February 1981. It featured a number of collaborators, including Paul and Linda McCartney, George Harrison, Ronnie Wood, and Harry Nilsson.
The lead single, ‘Wrack My Brain’, was released at the same time as the album, with ‘Drumming Is My Madness’ on the b-side. It peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Starr’s final US top 40 hit. The album reached number 98.
A second single, Paul McCartney’s ‘Private Property’, was released on 13 January 1982, but failed to chart anywhere. Starr was dropped by RCA shortly afterwards.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh
- 1986: US album release: Menlove Ave by John Lennon
- 1969: Recording, mixing: Night And Day by Ringo Starr
- 1964: Mixing: What You’re Doing, Honey Don’t, Mr Moonlight, Every Little Thing, Eight Days A Week
- 1963: Live: Cirkus, Gothenburg, Sweden
- 1962: Live: Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight
- 1962: The Beatles’ first radio interview
- 1961: Live: Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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