Paul McCartney gets a pound for Olympic performance?

Updated: Aug 01, 2012, 12:17 PM IST

Los Angeles: London Olympic organisers say former Beatle Paul McCartney and other star performers who took part in the opening ceremony received 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 a website.

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.