Macca gives strong indication he'll be involved in the games
Paul McCartney has hinted that he and Ringo Starr may put together a new version of The Beatles for the Olympic opening ceremony.
Speaking on US TV, he nodded when asked whether he would appear at the London games. But after quickly realising he may have said too much he backtracked. McCartney said: “I hear there’s a rumour that I might be involved.” However when referring to The Beatles he said: “I hear they’re planning this sort of music.”
According to The Sun an insider said: “Macca was just being coy about the details. He has been speaking to organisers and has said he’d love to be involved with the games in some way. The organisers want the music legend to appear alongside other big british acts. And they also want Ringo on stage as well to make it extra special.”
The newspaper even goes as far as to suggest that George Harrison and John Lennon could be represented by their kids. The source added: “The Beatles are loved all over the world so it’s a no-brainer that they should be represented at the Olympics.
McCartney is no stranger to playing The Beatles biggest hits at major events.
He headlined charity concert Live Aid and the follow-up Live 8 as well as performing at the US Super Bowl. He even made an appearance at the 2009 X Factor final after being asked by Simon Cowell.
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