Log In

Please consider registering
Guest

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Min search length: 3 characters / Max search length: 84 characters

Register Ranks

Register Lost password?
sp_TopicIcon
Beatle presence in the London Olympics
RSS
Avatar
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
1610 Posts
(Offline)
1
13 August 2012 - 6.01pm

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?

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

Avatar
mr. Sun king coming together
Nowhere Land
6429 Posts
(Offline)
2
13 August 2012 - 6.23pm

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.

Avatar
fabfouremily
Sitting in an English garden
2929 Posts
(Offline)
3
13 August 2012 - 8.06pm

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.

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

Avatar
meanmistermustard

19089 Posts
(Offline)
4
13 August 2012 - 10.22pm

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.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

Avatar
FlyOn13
New Jersey, USA
198 Posts
(Offline)
5
14 August 2012 - 12.38am

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

“I was special. I always have been. Why didn't anyone notice me?"
-John Lennon

Avatar
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
1610 Posts
(Offline)
6
14 August 2012 - 2.18am

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....WH_MyDB2eU

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)

Avatar
kedame
Miles above you
522 Posts
(Offline)
7
14 August 2012 - 2.52am

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

"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?"

John Lennon- Skywriting by Word of Mouth

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
All RSS Show Stats

Administrators:
Joe
Ellie

Moderators:
Ahhh Girl
meanmistermustard
Zig
Joe

Top Posters:

Starr Shine?: 12269

Silly Girl: 8618

parlance: 7065

mr. Sun king coming together: 6429

Mr. Kite: 6131

trcanberra: 5854

Ron Nasty: 5549

Necko: 5461

mithveaen: 4618

AppleScruffJunior: 4055

Newest Members:

herseydenvar2

JohnBeatle

Michael Varn

asiffk

Ram4

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 42

Topics: 4012

Posts: 227704

 

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 3634

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: Ahhh Girl, piggylane
37 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
Today: None
Upcoming: O Boogie