It's April, 1978, and Ringo Starr has a new album, a new TV special, and a new live performance in the works. First up the release of Starr's 7th post-Beatle LP, Bad Boy - a tighter, warmer departure from the previous year's effort Ringo The 4th. With highlight cuts like Hard Times, Heart On My Sleeve and Tonight, Ringo and producer (and longtime collaborator) Vini Poncia hoped to recapture the lightning in a bottle that was Ringo's self-titled 1973 effort -- but once again success proved elusive. Unlike former bandmate McCartney, whose solo work only grew in popularity since the demise of the fab four, Ringo's strong start was looking like diminishing returns by the later half of the 70's, and frustration was setting in. Ringo's self-titled TV special, released in conjunction with the Bad Boy album, was again a fun, fairly tight affair featuring co-stars such as the freshly white-hot Hollywood starlet Carrie Fischer. But like the album, Ringo's TV special came up short. Perhaps the biggest indicator of things to come from the entire project was a live concert performance filmed for the TV special - an "all star" cast if you will...

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