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Beatles Tours London

On 30 January 1969, The Beatles along with keyboard player Billy Preston gave their final public performance. An unannounced concert held from the rooftop of their Apple headquarters was held within central London’s office and fashion district. The band played a 42-minute set before the police asked them to reduce the volume.

Although the concert was conceived just days before, the Beatles were planning a return to live performances throughout the early sessions for the Let ot Be album. They performed nine takes of five songs as crowds of onlookers, many of whom were on their lunch break, congregated in the streets and on the roofs of local buildings. The concert ended with the conclusion of Get Back with John joking, “I’d like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.”

Footage from the performance was used in the 1970 documentary film Let it Be. The first performance of I’ve Got A Feeling and single takes of One After 909 and Dig A Pony were also featured on the accompanying album. The songs, Get Back and Don’t Let Me Down were also included. John and Ringo even wore their lady’s coats for the event as it was freezing cold.

Beatles Tours London take you on a tour of various London historic Beatles locations. Worth checking out also is the 100 Club for excellent live music

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