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Published: 2011/07/28

Paul McCartney’s Olympic Play

Reports indicate that Sir Paul McCartney will perform the 2012 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony next year in London. The Mirror reports that McCartney will headline the event, although Macca’s camp has yet to confirm the performance. The report also suggests that organizers had tried to reunite McCartney with his ex-Beatle band mate Ringo Star, however, during the time of the ceremony the drummer will be touring the US with his own band. Olympic musical headliners are often chosen to represent the host nation and with the games taking place in London next summer, there are few more obvious choices than the legendary Beatle bassist. In 2010, Neil Young—perhaps the most notable Canadian musician—performed the closing ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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Mark Allen July 28, 2011, 15:41:32

Neil Young performed during the closing ceremony at the Vancouver Olympics, not the opening ceremony as you stated in your article.

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