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, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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