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Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band 

When: Sun., July 11, 7:30 p.m. 2010
Price: $59

The amiable Richard "Ringo Starr" Starkey has made a habit of—some would even say a career of—surrounding himself with stars. You might be familiar with his first group, a modest little quartet out of Liverpool. In the movie Caveman, he kept company with the likes of Shelley Long, Dennis Quaid and, proving that surrounding can lead to matrimony, Barbara Bach. But the longest-standing example is his All-Starr Band, now in its 11th iteration. Starr set the bar impossibly high with the inaugural version in 1989, an outfit that included Dr. John, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Billy Preston, Joe Walsh and Clarence Clemons. Among others who've cracked the roster over the years are Ian Hunter, Todd Rundgren, Rod Argent, Felix Cavaliere and John Entwistle, which could pass for a decent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wing. The latest assemblage has a bizarrely random, throw-darts-at-the-rock-phonebook feel to it, though: Gary Wright, the truly gifted Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Mr. Mister's Richard Page and the Romantics' Wally Palmer. (Apparently, Shelley Long was booked.) While not quite Cleveland-ready, the lineup does set up nicely for a grand-finale medley of "Dream Weaver," "Hang on Sloopy," "Free Ride," "Broken Wings," "What I Like About You" and "Photograph." —Rick Cornell

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