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Beatles may reunite at 2012 Olympics ... sort of



The Fab Four may rise again in some form or another, with word from across the pond that Paul McCartney may perform at the 2012 summer Olympic games in London, and he may have some company. Well, we know Ringo Starr would be available, at least.

The U.K.'s Sun said earlier this week that besides trying to get those two to perform at the games, organizers may look into getting George Harrison's son Dhani and John Lennon's two boys, Julian and Sean, to fill in for their late pops.

"(McCartney) has been speaking to organizers and has said he'd love to be involved with the games in some way," a source told the newspaper. "The organizers 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. The Beatles are loved all over the world so it's a no-brainer that they should be represented at the Olympics."

No word from McCartney's camp or the International Olympics Committee, but you're talking about a production that could only muster a double-decker bus in the closing ceremonies at Beijing, where the world was awed by thousands-strong synchronized performers. If a quasi-Beatles reunion is the best they can do, no wonder they want to keep it a secret.


[Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2011 3:26pm]


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