Back Off Boogaloo    b/w    Blindman

Ringo Starr
Back Off Boogaloo - Front Cover
Back Off Boogaloo - Front Cover
Label Apple
Catalogue No. R 5944
Release Date 17th March 1972
U.K. Chart Detail :
Entry Date :1st April 1972
Highest Position :2
Weeks in Chart :10 Weeks
Detail : Ringo's second solo single.

Once again written by Richard Starkey, this was another big hit for Ringo reaching number 2. The single keeping it off the top was "Amazing Grace" by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Again produced by George Harrison, Ringo is backed by George, Klaus Voorman, and Gary Wright.
"Boogaloo" is rumoured to be one of Paul's nicknames, if true, this could give some vitriolic meaning to the title ! ... but in a recent interview Ringo claimed that in fact it was inspired by Marc Bolan, with the middle section containing a quote from Football pundit Jimmy Hill.

The B-side, also written by Ringo, was from his 1971 film of the same name.

The single was released in a picture sleeve, with the rear being plain black with just the word "Blindman" in the centre.

On 12th March 1984 as part of their "Golden 45's" series, E.M.I. released a double A-side of "It don't Come Easy"/ "Back Off Boogaloo" (Catalogue number G45 13). This series was a mixture of E.M.I. artists and the only other Beatle contribution was a John Lennon double A-side of "Give Peace A Chance"/"Cold Turkey" (G45 2).

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