When Sgt. Peppers was released in 1967, the album started with the magical words "it was 20 year ago today". Well now we are 50 years later and the Beatles are still going strong on the radio, television, and every now and then even in the charts. So welcome to "It was 50 years ago today" where we will publish every day a news item about what happened that day in Beatles History...only 50 years later!
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Paul McCartney will play at the Olympics
Sir Paul McCartney announced today that he will peform at the Olympics Opening Ceremony in London on 27 July 2012. The ceremony promises to be quite spectacular because also Snow Patrol will appear and Danny "Slumdog Millionaire" Boyle is directing. The theme will allegedly be called "Isles of Wonder".
Other musical news from the Olympics comes from Blur and New Order who will play a concert in Hyde Park to mark the end of the Games.