Could Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr be joined on stage by the children of the other Beatles for a gig at the Olympics opening or closing ceremony?
The possibility comes at the end of a long chain of speculation by The Sun. First Macca teases an interviewer thus: “I hear there’s a rumour that I might be involved.” An ‘insider’ then provides additional, juicier details. “The organisers want The Beatles legend to appear alongside other big British acts…and they want Ringo on stage as well to make it extra special. There’s also the possibility that George Harrison and John Lennon could be represented by their kids.” (Note: Quote edited to remove The Sun’s shouty formatting.)
Ringo and Macca have jammed together on many occasions since the Fab Four split 40 years ago, so a reunion would not be too startling. The surviving Beatles also collaborated on a couple of new singles for the Anthology project back in the mid-90s. But a gig involving Paul and Ringo plus Lennon and Harrison Juniors would be a mouthwatering prospect for many Beatles fans, and a surefire highlight for Danny Boyle’s opening or closing ceremony.
It’s the nearest we’ll come to a proper Beatles reunion until the 2042 holo-concerts to mark Paul’s centenary (so ‘an insider’ tells us).
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