A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll

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"A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"
Ringo Dose.jpg
UK picture sleeve
Single by Ringo Starr
from the album Ringo's Rotogravure
B-side"Cryin'"
Released20 September 1976 (US)
15 October 1976 (UK)
Recorded1976
GenreRock and roll
Length3:24
Songwriter(s)Carl Groszman
Ringo Starr singles chronology
"Goodnight Vienna"
(1975)
"A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"
(1976)
"You Don't Know Me at All"
(1976)

"A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll" is a song written by Carl Groszman, who at the time was signed to Ringo Starr's record label, Ring O' Records.[1] Starr released his own recording of the song on his 1976 album Ringo's Rotogravure. Also issued as the album's lead single, it became his first hit as an Atlantic Records artist.[1]

Released on 20 September 1976[nb 1][2] in advance of the album in the US, the single spent nine weeks on the Billboard charts, peaking at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] It was released in the UK on 15 October but failed to chart there.[nb 2][4]

A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll is also the title of a later book by Nancy Lee Andrews, a fashion model and photographer, who had previously been engaged to Ringo Starr, and whom she subsequently sued for palimony.[5]

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ US Atlantic 45-3361[2]
  2. ^ UK Polydor 2001 694[4]
Citations
  1. ^ a b Harry, Bill (2004). The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. p. 209. ISBN 978-0-7535-0843-5.
  2. ^ a b Harry, Bill (2004). The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. p. 183. ISBN 978-0-7535-0843-5.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ a b Harry, Bill (2004). The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-7535-0843-5.
  5. ^ Andrews, Nancy Lee (2008). A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll. Dalton Watson Fine Books. ISBN 978-1-85443-230-8

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