David Bowie, The Rolling Stones turn down Olymipcs gig
David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols and Kate Bush are among the British music icons that turned down offers to perform during the 2012 London Olymipcs closing ceremony.
The Guardian reports that organizers asked Bowie to perform his hit "Heroes" but the reclusive 65-year-old star declined. Sources told the paper that The Who, who did close the show by playing a selection of hits, refused twice to appear but the band changed their mind after announcing a North American tour.
The three-hour show included a musical journey through recent British pop music history in the middle of the program that featured the Spice Girls, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Pet Shop Boys, Muse and Jessie J, among others.
In the lead-up to the broadcast there were rumours that another reclusive star, Kate Bush, had agreed to perform but they proved to be false. Instead, Bush gave the show's producers a remix of her 1985 hit "Running Up That Hill" to play during the proceedings and posted a statement on her website calling the ceremony "a brilliant show."
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