Updated September 5. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the UK record charts, Sir Paul and Ringo Starr have been invited to join other No. 1 artists to perform some of their greatest hits on a BBC television special. Sir Paul and Ringo, who have earned 17 UK No. 1 records, have been invited to perform live in front of a specially invited audience. According to a BBC source:"Everyone will be asked, from Robbie Williams to Cliff Richard, but we're really pinning our hopes on the mini-Beatles reunion. It's particularly apt, as the concert will be recorded on the first anniversary of George Harrison's death."Since the breakup of the Beatles, Sir Paul and Ringo have only performed once together in concert, at the Hollywood Bowl in 1993. Sir Paul's spokesman, Geoff Baker, told reporters:"It would make sense to invite Paul and Ringo together. Ringo played on Paul's Flaming Pie album a few years back, so they have co-operated before."The show, called "It's The Number One Party" will be aired on BBC 1 in December. A double CD 50 track album of UK No.1 tunes is scheduled to be released in November.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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