Beatle Against Rutles

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Rock legend Sir Paul McCartney will have to share the limelight at this month's Glastonbury Festival with a BEATLES spoof band he hates.

The former Fab Four frontman has been booked to headline the seminal British music event and will take to the main stage at the Somerset site on 26 June (04).

But McCartney has yet to discover THE RUTLES - the subject of a 1978 Beatles parody movie THE RUTLES: ALL YOU NEED IS CASH - will perform on another stage at the same time.

McCartney's Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison were huge fans of the comedy act - who were created by Neil Innes and MONTY PYTHON star Eric Idle, who no longer performs with the group - but Sir Paul has never got the joke.

Beatles author KEITH BADMAN says, "John loved The Rutles and George even made a cameo appearance in the film.

"George said that anyone who wanted to know what The Beatles story was about should watch The Rutles film.

"However it's known that Paul wasn't that impressed, so it's ironic that they'll be playing Glastonbury the same night."

03/06/2004 13:48


Tags: Sir Paul McCartney - Glastonbury Festival - John Lennon - George Harrison - Neil Innes - Eric Idle

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