Ringo Starr was born on this day seventy-five years ago as Richard Starkey. Here’s his video for one of his early solo hits, “Back Off Boogaloo” from 1972. And yes, that’s George Harrison with the slide guitar work.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.