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Beatle presence in the London Olympics
13 August 2012
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The Walrus said,

"5 Beatles or solo Beatle songs in the closing ceremony.

"Because" was the first song, sung by a choir.

A dance troupe danced to the transitions and Paul's part in ADitL

The choir sang the introduction to the Love version of Here Comes The Sun.

Imagine was probably the highlight of the show.

Russell Brand did I Am The Walrus."

 

So throughout the olympics how many Beatley moments were there in all ?

We also had the 'newspaper taxis'

The huge octopus

The crowd spontaneously singing "All You Need Is Love"

Some synchronized this or that swimming/diving to "Back In The USSR" (I didn't see that).

"Come Together"

Of course Macca's performance.

What else?

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13 August 2012
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At the Velodome (the cycling track that I'm quite sure I'm misspelling) after the bronze medal victory (of Canada) in some women's event, Paul led the crowd in Hey Jude.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

13 August 2012
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I'm not sure that the newsaper taxis were a reference as such, you know. I think they were supposed to represent something, although what, I don't know.

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13 August 2012
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There was certainly an intended reference to Lucy with the newspaper vehicles.

 

Help! was played during the opening ceremony during the 60's music overview and someone here mentioned some beatle thing in the horse course, i dont remember the details tho. Plus im sure there were references to IATW and the Pepper outfits were also on display in the Opening Ceremony.

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14 August 2012
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In the equestrian, there was a jump-bar-thingy that was themed after Abbey Road.

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14 August 2012
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Here's an imaginative video of the Beatles at the Olympics.

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14 August 2012
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Live and Let Die (not Beatles, but still) was the song used in one of the British gymnast's floor routine.

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