Beatles ‘reunion’ in works for 2012 Olympic Games

Is Paul McCartney ready to say “Let it Be” to a Beatles reunion? British newspaper the Sun (via Monsters and Critics) reports that organizers have approached McCartney about performing at the 2012 summer Olympic games in London. What’s more, the event might just develop into a quasi-reunion of the Fab Four, with Ringo Starr providing the backbeat and the children of the late John Lennon and George Harrison filling in for their dads. (Lennon, who was murdered in 1980, had two sons, Julian and Sean, who have both embarked on music careers. Dhani Harrison, George’s son, also followed in the family business, recently collaborating with Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur in the band Fistful of Mercy.)

McCartney and Starr have performed together numerous times since the Beatles’ 1970 break-up. At the drummer’s 70th birthday celebration at New York’s Radio City Music Hall last year, McCartney joined his former bandmate to perform — what else? — Beatles song “Birthday.” McCartney’s company, MPL Communications, had no comment for TheWrap. The International Olympics Committee did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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