Paul McCartney To Perform At Olympics Opening Ceremony: Tomorrow night sees the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, a grandiose spectacle dubbed “The Isles of Wonder” and directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Danny Boyle. Paul McCartney, the world’s most famous bass player, will be closing out the ceremony with a little tune he wrote some 40 years ago called “Hey Jude”; perhaps you’ve heard it once or twice.
Although Paul originally wrote the tune’s lyrics for John Lennon’s eldest son Julian, the thought of 60,000 packed into Olympic Stadium tomorrow night all joining in for the big sing-along song finale seems to make for an appropriate start of the sports world’s ultimate event. Sir Paul could have done worse regarding song choice: we’re glad he’s not singing “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road”. Thank you London for hosting this year’s sporting spectacle… bring on the Olympics!