What to Do Tonight: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

I used to be a Beatle
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It’s probably about time we start to cherish Ringo. We took George Harrison for granted for years, and now that he’s gone, his absence digs deeper than John Lennon’s. Yeah, Ringo was just the drummer. But he was a Beatle. And even if his contributions to their timeless songbook (“Yellow Submarine,” “Octopus’s Garden”) are more love by preteens than by more grownup music fans, they’re still an integral part of the catalog. Starr’s latest album, Y Not (released earlier this year), is a surprisingly solid, and occasionally moving, document of a man looking back on his scrappy Liverpool roots. The 11th incarnation of his revolving All-Star Band includes classic-rock vets Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, and Rick Derringer. They’ll play Beatles classics, Ringo solo hits, and some well-heeled covers. Give the drummer some love. Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band play Nautica Pavilion at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $40-$85. —Michael Gallucci (follow me on Twitter @mgallucci)