A mere pound for McCartney's performance at Olympics

London Olympic organisers say former Beatle Paul McCartney and other star performers who took part in the opening ceremony recieved a mere pound for their performances.

hidden August 01, 2012 09:00:52 IST
A mere pound for McCartney's performance at Olympics

Los Angeles: London Olympic organisers say former Beatle Paul McCartney and other star performers who took part in the opening ceremony recieved a mere pound for their performances.

A mere pound for McCartneys performance at Olympics

Paul McCartney

The nominal fee was offered to make the Olympics contracts binding — but pales in comparison to the millions big names like McCartney can command for a stadium gig, reported Radar Online.

Other performers such as Mike Oldfield, Dizzee Rascal and Emeli Sande are also thought to have received the nominal fee.

Director Danny Boyle's Isles of Wonder extravaganza featured British music that spanned generations, right up to live performances from two of the hottest homegrown acts of the moment: grime star Rascal and the band Arctic Monkeys.

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