Flashback: The Beatles’ Final Live Performance on the Apple Records Rooftop, 1/30/1969

Flashback: The Beatles’ Final Live Performance on the Apple Records Rooftop, 1/30/1969

Today, January 30, holds a special spot in the history of the Beatles, as it was exactly 50 years ago to the day (January 30, 1969) that the group took the stage atop the Apple Corps rooftop for what would turn out to be their very last live performance as a four-piece.

Here’s video from the day’s events:

Of course, the day was a bit melancholy since it came at a tumultuous time for John, Paul, George and Ringo – manager Brian Epstein had died two years earlier and the musicians’ individual personalities were causing conflict that prevented them from being around each other very often.

Despite all that context, the performance remains one of the most iconic in their history – and in music history in general. As such, it won’t soon be forgotten – which is the same kind of sentiment that can be said for much of what the Beatles accomplished during their day.

4 Responses to "Flashback: The Beatles’ Final Live Performance on the Apple Records Rooftop, 1/30/1969"

  1. Paulette Jester   January 31, 2014 at 1:47 am

    At age eleven in 1964, The Beatles changed my world forever. They were my religion. I shall always love them. Thank goodness they had Brian Epstein and George Martin. Long-live the 1960s, including Attorney General/Senator Robert Francis Kennedy, and of course The Woodstock Nation. Everyone, explore Attorney Barr McClellan’s books.

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  2. Stephen yocham   January 30, 2019 at 11:58 am

    I was and still am a major fan from day one when I first saw them on Edwards Sullivan to this very day and I still listen to them EVERY DAY ! I’ve studied them, read about them,their music, you name it. I am a BEATLE FANATIC STILL AT AGE 64!

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  3. Wally Neff   January 30, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    They were a “5 piece band” that day on the roof. Billy Preston on keyboards.

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  4. Stephen   January 30, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    I was only 3 years old when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, and I still remember the event. I was the youngest of 5 kids. The Sixties had a huge impact on me. I remember the music, the events, hanging out with my older brothers and their friends from the neighborhood. A lot of them went to Vietnam. Some didn’t come back.

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