Paul McCartney gets a pound for Olympic performance?

Aug 01, 2012, 09:19 IST | PTI

London Olympic organizers say former Beatle Paul McCartney and other star performers who took part in the opening ceremony recieved a mere pound 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, reported Radar Online.

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. 

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney. Pic/AFP

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