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'"
Released 20 September 1976 (US)
15 October 1976 (UK)
Recorded 1976
Genre Rock and Roll
Length 3:24
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)
"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 popular rock and roll song written by Carl Groszman, who at the time was signed to Ring O' Records.[1]

Starr decided to do a cover of it for his 1976 album Ringo's Rotogravure, becoming his first Atlantic hit.[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.[nb 2][4]

The song samples the 1962 hit, "Hey! Baby" by Bruce Channel. Starr also covered the song and released it as a single, reaching number 74 on the U.S. Billboard (magazine) Hot 100 in February 1977.

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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