McCartney and co paid £1 each for opening ceremony work

Performing music acts at the Olympics opening ceremony, including Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, were paid £1 each for their work at the event.

McCartney, who wrapped up the ceremony with a rendition of Hey Jude, is reported to have agreed to play at the historical event (that took place on July 27) for free, as had his fellow performers, but the £1 fee was necessary to validate their contracts.

Other music acts on the night included Arctic Monkeys, Emeli ...

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