“…David Bowie turned down the offer to sign off Sunday night’s closing ceremony with a performance of Heroes -
- one of several high-profile acts who passed up the chance to perform in front of a global TV audience of hundreds of millions at the finale of London 2012.
The organisers of the £15m show had also hoped to persuade the Rolling Stones, Kate Bush and the Sex Pistols to appear in what was intended to be a history of British music.
Even the Who, who did close the Games with a medley ending with My Generation, turned down the request to play twice, according to industry sources.
But a decision by the Quadrophenia band to announce a US tour in July helped change their mind – given the scale of the promotional opportunity…”
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