TODAY IN BEATLES HISTORY: JANUARY 30, 1969. The Beatles had been rehearsing, recording and filming the entire month of January, 1969, and they decided to end the film project with a live performance. So, at lunchtime, they headed up to the roof of Apple Records (3 Savile Row, London) and performed for around 40 minutes. It was difficult to see what was happening on that roof from the ground, but there was NO MISTAKING who was up there! Within minutes the streets were jammed with fans, who were treated to all new Beatles songs that would appear mostly on the Let It Be album and, of course, it became the grand finale to the movie of the same name. It was a pretty chilly day and “with a little help” from Billy Preston on keyboards, The Beatles had performed publicly for the first time in 2 1/2 years. It would be their last as a band. The most asked question we get is, When is Let It Be coming out on DVD? Only Apple knows, so we will all just have to be patient.
|Last Beatles Live Performance – 43 Years Ago Today|