Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison and Guy
Laliberte in dedication to John Lennon & George Harrison
LAS VEGAS, June 27 /CNW/ -- Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon,
Olivia Harrison and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte took part in a
special dedication ceremony today in honor of John Lennon and George Harrison.
Two plaques designed by Cirque du Soleil creators were unveiled in the LOVE
Theatre Lobby at The Mirage in Las Vegas to celebrate the two former Beatles
and their contributions to the production, LOVE.
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Paul McCartney said, "It's great to be unveiling this because the guys
aren't here and the show's been such a great success. They were magnificent
men and it is an honor to unveil this plaque to them."
Ringo Starr said, "George was a great musician, he was a dear friend. I
love him and miss him. God bless him and I'm sure wherever he is, he's smiling
Yoko Ono said, "I'd just like to say that John would have been very happy
and glad that this show was such a success and also that Paul, another
magnificent man is here to present John's plaque."
Olivia Harrison said, "I'd like to thank The Mirage for giving us a home
here and also to Guy and to Cirque and their artists. This show is so
demanding on them and their lives revolve around 10 performances a week. I
don't think George would be surprised at the success of this collaboration."
Guy Laliberte said, "It's our first anniversary but I think it's much
more than that. I think it's a celebration of a great journey that started a
year ago. And you know at Cirque du Soleil, we can only be proud to have done
what we've done in Vegas so far."
This event celebrates the one-year anniversary of LOVE and coincides with
the 40th anniversary of the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. In the
past year, LOVE has played to sold-out audiences, some of whom have discovered
The Beatles music and their message of love for the first time.
LOVE celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles and is presented
exclusively at The Mirage in Las Vegas. The project was born out of a personal
friendship and mutual admiration between George Harrison and Cirque du Soleil
founder Guy Laliberte.
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