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Ringo Starr - Ringo [Apple Records SWAL-3413] (2 November 1973)

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Artist:

Ringo Starr

Title:

Ringo

Released: 2 November 1973
Country: US
Label: Apple Records
Catalog: SWAL-3413
Pressing: Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles
Genre: Rock


T R A C K L I S T:
01 I'm The Greatest
02 Hold On
03 Photograph
04 Sunshine Life For Me (Sail Away Raymond)
05 You're Sixteen
06 Oh My My
07 Step Lightly
08 Six O'Clock
09 Devil Woman
10 You And Me (Babe)
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William Ruhlmann [allmusic.com]

With Ringo, Ringo Starr finally put his solo career in gear in 1973, after serving notice with back-to-back Top Ten singles in 1971 and 1972 that he had more to offer than his eccentric first two solo albums. Ringo was a big-budget pop album produced by Richard Perry and featuring Ringo's former Beatles bandmates as songwriters, singers, and instrumentalists. On no single track did all four appear, though George Harrison played the guitars on the John Lennon-penned leadoff track ''I'm the Greatest,'' with Lennon playing piano and singing harmony. But it wasn't only the guests who made Ringo a success: Ringo advanced his own cause by co-writing two of the album's Top Ten singles, the number one ''Photograph'' and ''Oh My My.'' The album's biggest hit was a second chart-topper, Ringo's cover of the old Johnny Burnette hit ''You're Sixteen.'' Songs like ''Have You Seen My Baby,'' a Randy Newman song with guitar by Marc Bolan, and Ringo and Vini Poncia's ''Devil Woman'' were just as good as the hits. Ringo's best and most consistent new studio album, Ringo represented both the drummer/singer's most dramatic comeback and his commercial peak.


Ringo Starr - Goodnight Vienna [Apple Records SW-3417] (18 November 1974)

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Title:

Goodnight Vienna

Released: 18 November 1974
Label: Apple Records
Catalog: SW-3417
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Goodnight Vienna
02 Occapella
03 Oo-Wee
04 Husbands And Wives
05 Snookeroo
06 All By Myself
07 Call Me
08 No No Song
09 Only You (And You Alone)
10 Easy For Me
11 Goodnight Vienna (Reprise)
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Goodnight Vienna is the fourth studio album by Ringo Starr. It was recorded in the summer of 1974 in Los Angeles, and released later that year. Goodnight Vienna followed the commercially successful predecessor Ringo, and Starr used many of the same players, including Billy Preston, Klaus Voormann, Robbie Robertson, Harry Nilsson, and producer Richard Perry. The title is a Liverpool slang phrase meaning ''it's all over''. [wikipedia.org]


Ringo Starr - Ringo's Rotogravure [Atlantic SD 18193] (09-17-1976)

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Ringo Starr

Title:

Ringo's Rotogravure

Released: 17 September 1976
Label: Atlantic
Catalog: SD 18193
Genre: Rock & Roll


T R A C K L I S T:
01 A Dose Of Rock 'N' Roll
02 Hey Baby
03 Pure Gold
04 Cryin'
05 You Don't Know Me At All
06 Cookin' (In The Kitchen Of Love)
07 I'll Still Love You
08 This Be Called A Song
09 Las Brisas
10 Lady Gaye
11 Spooky Weirdness
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Ringo's Rotogravure is the fifth studio album by Ringo Starr, released in 1976. It would turn out to be the last album featuring active involvement from all four former Beatles before John Lennon's death in 1980. Following the end of his contract with EMI, Starr signed on with Polydor Records worldwide (Atlantic Records handling US distribution). [wikipedia.org]

Ringo Starr's Biography

Sir Richard Starkey MBE (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, songwriter, singer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He occasionally sang lead vocals, usually for one song on an album, including ''With a Little Help from My Friends'', ''Yellow Submarine'', ''Good Night'', and their cover of ''Act Naturally''. He also wrote the Beatles' songs ''Don't Pass Me By'' and ''Octopus's Garden'', and is credited as a co-writer of others, including ''What Goes On'' and ''Flying''.

Starr was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during childhood, and he fell behind in school as a result of prolonged hospitalisations. In 1955, he entered the workforce and briefly held a position with British Rail before securing an apprenticeship at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze and developed a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958.

When the Beatles were formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with that band in the UK and Hamburg, he quit the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, when he replaced Pete Best. Starr played key roles in the Beatles' films and appeared in numerous others. After the band's break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles including the US number four hit ''It Don't Come Easy'', and number ones ''Photograph'' and ''You're Sixteen''. In 1972, he released his most successful UK single, ''Back Off Boogaloo'', which peaked at number two. He achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album Ringo, which was a top ten release in both the UK and the US. He has been featured in a number of documentaries and hosted television shows. He also narrated the first two series of the children's television programme Thomas & Friends and portrayed ''Mr Conductor'' during the first season of the PBS children's television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, he has toured with thirteen variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

Starr's creative contribution to music has received praise from other drummers such as Phil Collins, who described him as ''a great musician'', and Steve Smith, who commented: ''Before Ringo, drum stars were measured by their soloing ability and virtuosity. Ringo's popularity brought forth a new paradigm ... we started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect ... His parts are so signature to the songs that you can listen to a Ringo drum part without the rest of the music and still identify the song.'' He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers named Starr the fifth-greatest drummer of all time. Starr, who was previously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle in 1988, was inducted for his solo career in 2015, making him one of 21 performers inducted more than once. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to music. [wikipedia.org]
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