Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison and
Guy Laliberté in dedication to John Lennon & George Harrison
LAS VEGAS - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison and
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté 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
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 right now."
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 Laliberté 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