|UK Release Date||21 February 1975|
|UK Catalogue Number||Apple R 6004|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||Failed to chart|
|Peak UK Chart Position||–|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||7YCE 21761-1U / 7YCE 21762-1U|
The second single taken from the Goodnight Vienna album, Snookeroo was released in the UK on 21 February 1975 and was the first of Ringo’s singles to fail to chart. In the US Snookeroo was released on 27 January 1975 as a double A side with No No Song where it peaked at number 3.
The song was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin who have both said it’s loosely based on Ringo himself, even though a snookeroo is slang for a lazy person – someone who would rather play snooker all day than do anything worthwhile – which Ringo isn’t. Elton also plays on the track as does Robbie Robertson.
My copy is shown below
First Press, Push Out Centre
The pictures below are of my push out centre first, and only, press copy which has the matrix numbers 7YCE 21761-1U and 7YCE 21762-1U. The record has the odd light mark but plays through excellently. It also has a hardly noticable letter A written lightly in biro on the A side. It is housed in a plain black sleeve – there wasn’t a picture sleeve for this single.
Estimated Value : £3– £5