McCartney paid one pound for gig‎

Last updated 09:03 31/07/2012
Paul McCartney
Reuters
FOR THE LOVE OF IT: Paul McCartney received only one pound for his performance at the Olympics opening ceremony.

Relevant offers

Music

Best albums of 2014 - The Long List Singer Joe Cocker dead, aged 70 Phil Rudd wants career back Kiwi singer Jesse Will gets Taylor Swift's approval Iggy Azalea's double whammy: sex tape release threat, 'white privilege' lecture 2014's best story: my band of the year Sol3Mio's Pene Pati proposes on stage Madonna calls leaking of new songs 'artistic rape' Colourful lineup for Evolve festival Katy Perry an early Christmas gift for fans

Don't spend it all in one place, Paul. 

London Olympic organisers say former Beatle Paul McCartney and other star performers who took part in Friday's opening ceremony essentially donated their time - receiving a mere pound  (NZ$1.94) - for their performances. 

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.

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. 

Ad Feedback

- AP

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content