Spice Girls, The Who perform at Olympics closing ceremony
Organizers of the 2012 Olymipc Games in London closed this year's competition with a "A Symphony of British Music" that featured performances by the Spice Girls, The Who, George Michael, Muse, Fatboy Slim and Annie Lennox, among others.
The show opened with rising pop star Emeli Sande performing the song "Read All About It" on a stage covered in newspapers and featured former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher performing a rendition of his old band's hit "Wonderwall," pop duo Pet Shop Boys performing "West End Girls," singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran covering Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" with a backing band that included Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and Genesis co-founder Mike Rutherford, and pop singer Jessie J joined Queen guitarist Brian May for a rendition of "We Will Rock You."
As expected, the Spice Girls briefly reunited for the closing ceremony, arriving atop a fleet of black London taxi cabs to perform their singles "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life."
The briskly-paced extravaganza ended with rock grouop The Who playing a multiple-song set that included classics "Baba O'Riley" and "My Generation."
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