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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Beatles Go Out On Top (Of the Roof)

It was 43 years ago today that the Beatles did their last live concert together, up on the roof of Apple Records at Savile Row in London.

They were making a documentary film called "Get Back" (eventually changed to "Let It Be" in 1970), and it wasn't going well. There was lots of tension surrounding the film (George Harrison even quit briefly but later returned), and near the end of the production, they had the idea to go up to the roof and play a number of songs.

It attracted fans in the London area, including the police. It was a memorable way for the Beatles to end their historic run together.

It's a shame "Let It Be" is not in print on DVD. It is a bit depressing watching the group come apart, but it's worth it just for the rooftop concert.

Here are the first two songs they played (and two of my favorites), "Get Back" and "Don't Let Me Down." And for more of the rooftop concert, go here and then here.

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