It was 47 years ago today….

It was 47 years ago today….


norman lebrecht

January 30, 2016

On 30 January 1969, the Beatles gave an ad hoc concert on the roof of Apple’s offices in Savile Row.

It was their last public performance.
beatles rooftop youtube

Soon after, working a radio news shift, I wrote a short, sad headline: ‘The Beatles Disband’.

The Beatles Rooftop Concert 1969 London (HD) from lordcris on Vimeo.

(An earlier version of this post said it was 46 years ago. We counted wrong.)


  • Andrew says:

    47 years FFS.

  • Patrick says:

    It was Baker Street, wasn’t it?

  • Dave T says:

    Well not exactly THE last, just one of the last.

    There was this:

  • Philip says:

    Shouldn’t it be 47 years ago??

  • Eddie Mars says:

    I think you’ve missed the difference between recording things in studios, and giving public concerts?

    Very different sorts of event.

  • PaulD says:

    Yes, the band passed the audition.