Born to Boogie

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Born to Boogie
Born to Boogie.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byRingo Starr
Produced byRingo Starr
StarringT. Rex
Marc Bolan
Ringo Starr
Elton John
CinematographyMichael J. Davis
Mike Dodds
Nicholas D. Knowland
Richard Stanley
Ringo Starr
Jeremy Stavenhagen
Edited byGraham Gilding
Distributed byApple Corps
Release date
18 December 1972
CountryUnited Kingdom

Born to Boogie is a 1972 British concert film about a concert at the Empire Pool starring T. Rex, Marc Bolan, Ringo Starr and Elton John. Directed by Starr himself, the movie was released on The Beatles' Apple Films label.


Born to Boogie consists of concert footage; recording studio scenes with Ringo Starr and Elton John, filmed at the Apple Studios in Savile Row, London;[1] and various vignettes reminiscent of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, shot at Denham and Tittenhurst Park, Sunninghill. The Tea Party sequence was filmed at John Lennon's estate in the same spots as Lennon's "Imagine" video was filmed.


The UK premiere was held at Oscar's Cinema in Brewer Street, Soho on 14 December 1972,[1] attended by T. Rex, Ringo Starr and Elton John.

The film was released on DVD in 2005 with many extras including features presented by Bolan's son, Rolan Bolan. There is no appearance on the extra material from director Ringo Starr.

The cover and DVD animations were designed and produced by Bose Collins.

External links[edit]


  • Madinger, Chip; Easter, Mark (2000). Eight Arms to Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium. Chesterfield, MO: 44.1 Productions. ISBN 0-615-11724-4.

  1. ^ a b Madinger and Easter, p. 500