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    Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:00:45

    Paul McCartney Paid Less Than $2 For Olympic Performance - Wonder what he spent it on...

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    • Paul McCartney - MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 3: Auctioneer Karen Fairweather removes the cover from a Bechstein piano used by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, while filming their movie 'Help!' in 1965, on display at a showroom on March 3, 2014 in Manchester, England. The 1907 Bechstein Concert Grand piano was situated in Twickenham studios from around the 1930's up until its purchase from the studio by film director, Richard Lester in the late 1960's. The piano, which McCartney used to compose the song 'Yesterday' is part of an auction of over 200 lots of rare Beatles memorabilia and vinyl records and is expected to sell for over £50,000. The auction is set to be hosted by Omega Auctions on March 20, 2014 at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool.
    • Paul McCartney - MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 3: A Bechstein piano used by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, while filming their movie 'Help!' in 1965, is on display at a showroom on March 3, 2014 in Manchester, England. The 1907 Bechstein Concert Grand piano was situated in Twickenham studios from around the 1930's up until its purchase from the studio by film director, Richard Lester in the late 1960's. The piano, which McCartney used to compose the song 'Yesterday' is part of an auction of over 200 lots of rare Beatles memorabilia and vinyl records and is expected to sell for over £50,000. The auction is set to be hosted by Omega Auctions on March 20, 2014 at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool.
    • Paul McCartney - MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 3: Auctioneer Karen Fairweather plays a Bechstein piano used by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, while filming their movie 'Help!' in 1965, on display at a showroom on March 3, 2014 in Manchester, England. The 1907 Bechstein Concert Grand piano was situated in Twickenham studios from around the 1930's up until its purchase from the studio by film director, Richard Lester in the late 1960's. The piano, which McCartney used to compose the song 'Yesterday' is part of an auction of over 200 lots of rare Beatles memorabilia and vinyl records and is expected to sell for over £50,000. The auction is set to be hosted by Omega Auctions on March 20, 2014 at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool.

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    The musicians that performed at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London were paid a paltry $1.57 (the equivalent of a British pound Sterling) for their efforts! That includes Sir Paul McCartney, one of the greatest living songwriters. Wonder what he spent it on!

    The Associated Press reports that Olympics organizers say the small sum was paid to performers in order to make their contracts binding. As in they wanted them to commit!

    Are you watching the Olympics?

    —Katie Sheehan
    08.02.12



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