Las Vegas, July 17 (IANS) Beatles legends Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, reunited to officially mark the tenth anniversary of entertainment company Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles-themed show, “Love.”
McCartney was accompanied by his wife Nancy Shevell, Starr by his wife Barbara — and her sister Marjorie, and her husband, rocker Joe Walsh — and Ono by her son and musician Sean Lennon. It was expected that Olivia Harrison, George’s widow, would also be present, but she was unable to attend due to illness, reports variety.com.
The show’s music director, Giles Martin, also made the trip to Las Vegas.
Martin, with his father, the late Sir George Martin created the Grammy-winning soundtrack to the show, combining elements of classic Beatles songs together to complement the visuals.
“We all know The Beatles’ music by heart. I also know the way the music was recorded and the limitations of what you can and cannot do,” said producer Peter Asher, in whose home McCartney lived for his first few years in London.
Also in attendance was Ron Howard, the director of the upcoming documentary “Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years”, which will release in September.