Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed he will be appearing at the opening ceremony of this summer’s London Olympic Games.
Speaking to the radio station BBC 5 Live yesterday (June 4th) ahead of his appearance at the Diamond Jubilee concert on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, McCartney simply said, ‘I’ve been booked’, adding that he is ‘closing the opening’ of the 2012 Olympics. The opening ceremony will take place on July 27th, and is being put together by the Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle.
McCartney topped the bill at the Queen’s Jubilee Concert yesterday evening, performing a five-song set in front of a crowd of 12,000. Beginning with The Beatles‘ ‘Magical Mystery Tour‘, Sir Paul also aired the Fab Four classics ‘All My Loving‘ and ‘Let It Be‘, before launching into a typically high-octane rendition of ‘Live and Let Die‘.
He then brought the concert to a conclusion with ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da‘, when he was joined on stage by a host of stars who had also performed over the course of the two-hour-plus show.Just Published: