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Beatles reunion?

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr may come together to perform at the 2012 Olympics.

Beatles reunion?

Paul and Ringo on stage in New York in 2009
Paul and Ringo on stage in New York in 2009

We could be seeing the Fab Four Two reuniting on stage next year. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are reportedly exploring an offer to perform at the 2012 Olympics in London. Wouldn’t that make for an epic opening ceremony?

A friend of Sir Paul told a British newspaper, “He [McCartney] has been speaking to organizers and has said he'd love to be involved with the games in some way. 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....The Beatles are loved all over the world so it's a no-brainer that they should be represented at the Olympics.”

One possibility being floated is that the two Beatles who have gone on to rock n’ roll heaven would be replaced by their surviving sons. In John Lennon’s case that would mean Julian and/or Sean. In George Harrison’s stead we would have Dhani.

McCartney and Starr have not been on stage together since a benefit concert in 2009. Here’s hoping they can work it out. Life is very short. (See video below of one of the full band's final appearances.)

What do you think? Would that be a gold medal musical event?

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