Macca will appear on show three days after 30th anniversary of Lennon’s death in New York
Will Sir Paul McCartney pay tribute to John Lennon on his appearance this weekend on "Saturday Night Live"?
It would make sense. Saturday will follow by three days the 30th anniversary of Lennon's death in New York City, and the world's greatest songwriting duo have a special, shared history with "SNL."
Lennon and McCartney were watching the show together on April 24, 1976, when Lorne Michaels famously offered the Beatles a whopping $3,000 to reunite.
"Oh, yeah," Lennon told Playboy in a 1980 interview. "Paul and I were together watching that show. He was visiting us at our place in the Dakota. We were watching it and almost went down to the studio, just as a gag. We nearly got into a cab, but we were actually too tired."
McCartney has paid tribute to Lennon many, many, many times before, sometimes with covers of Lennon's songs, and everything makes sense about Saturday: the timing, the show, the city.
Of course, it's easy to imagine that McCartney wouldn't want to acknowledge the date of Lennon's death, a date of very mixed memories: Linda McCartney was diagnosed with breast cancer on Dec. 8, 1995, and one of their grandaughters was born on Dec. 8, 2006. She is named Bailey Linda, after her grandmother.
We're not saying we expect McCartney to do anything, mind you. He's Paul McCartney and he can do whatever he wants.
We're just saying it would be one of the most moving things we can imagine seeing.
Reps for McCartney and "SNL" didn't immediately return calls for comment.
Watch Sir Paul's Lennon medley: