The song was recorded in 1980 during the Double Fantasy sessions.
The single peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100. The b-side was ‘Sleepless Night’, a Milk And Honey song by Yoko Ono.
When it was was issued two months later in the United Kingdom, ‘I’m Stepping Out’ fared less well, reaching number 88 on the singles chart.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Pearl Concert Theater, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
- 1970: Filming: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr
- 1968: UK single release: Lady Madonna
- 1967: Recording: Within You Without You
- 1966: The Beatles fail to win any Grammy Awards
- 1965: Mixing: Ticket To Ride
- 1965: Filming: Help!, Austria
- 1963: Live: Colston Hall, Bristol
- 1962: Live: Storyville Jazz Club, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Liverpool Jazz Society, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Stuart Sutcliffe travels to Hamburg
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