Meet the Beatle: A Guide to Ringo Starr's Solo Career in 20 Songs

A crash course in the last 45 years of the most under-appreciated Beatle

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"Back Off Boogaloo" (1972)

In 1972, glam rock was the next big thing in Britain, and Starr was as susceptible to T-Rextasy as the next guy. He directed a documentary, Born to Boogie, commemorating a T. Rex Wembley Stadium performance, and Marc Bolan's influence is all over this playful stomp. Ringo dug the cut so much he re-recorded it almost a decade later with harmonies from Harry Nilsson and Beatles quotes interpolated into the lyrics.

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