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Hey Paul, imagine the difference John could have made to it all

As a Beatles tragic from way back, I have to say I’m still coming to terms with Paul McCartney’s performance at the London Olympics’ opening ceremony.

As with several of his over-hyped fellow-Brits over those first few days of competition, it’s fair to say it fell sadly short of a career PB.

But, then again, what more could we really expect from a septuagenarian rocker who, to his credit, opted to shun that lipsync caper?

Though McCartney’s choice of song (Hey Jude), and vocal delivery, may have left a bit to be desired -– we can only imagine what a difference John Lennon might have made — I reckon Games broadcasters could have a field day trawling through the Beatles’ discography for appropriate highlights/lowlights package soundtracks.

The Long and Winding Road (cycling?), Twist and Shout (discus?),  Helter Skelter (track sprints?), I’ll Cry Instead (insert name here) … to name but a few.

Any other suggestions? If you’re lucky, there may just be one of those chocolate gold medals in it for you.

OK. Enough of this nonsense.

Can’t wait for the real Games to begin.

— Peter Thomson




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