Although he'd been out of the public spotlight in recent months, Ringo kept busy during the winter of 1971-1972 as a session drummer, playing on sessions for Peter Frampton, Bobby Keys, and Lon & Derrek Van Eaton, among others.
He and Maureen also attended the 40th birthday party for Elizabeth Taylor, held in Budapest, Hungary on February 27th, 1972:
Ringo's main job during this period was to oversee Apple Films, and for his directorial debut he chose Born To Boogie, a documentary about the hottest band in the UK, T. Rex. He had been hanging out with frontman Marc Bolan, whose lingo had inspired Ringo's new single, "Back Off Boogaloo".
Ringo promoted the single and discussed his film projects during an appearance on BBC Radio's Scene And Heard, aired March 18th. That evening, Ringo was busy shooting concert footage of T. Rex at the Empire Pool, Wembley.
Scenes for Born To Boogie were also filmed on location at John's former home, Tittenhurst Park. It was there on March 20th that Ringo shot a promo clip for "Back Off Boogaloo":
The following day, filming moved to Apple's basement studio for a T. Rex recording session, with Ringo on drums and Elton John playing piano: