Well, we can scotch that idea about Paul McCartney playing on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater on Wednesday night.

Word from the New York City Department of Film and Television is that they’ve declined the Letterman show’s application to let McCartney re-create the “Let It Be” movie and perform on top of the theater marquee.

A spokeswoman from the department says that the Letterman show didn’t even apply for permission until Monday after this column reported the plan.

Well, it was a good idea. But the marquee is kinda shaky. So McCartney on Letterman is a coup anyway, and we’ll be watching whether it’s inside or out.

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