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The Beatles' rooftop concert From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search The Beatles' rooftop concert The Beatles rooftop concert.jpg Date 30 January 1969 Venue Apple Corps 3 Savile Row, London, UK Coordinates 51°30′37.48″N 0°8′23.13″W Length 42 minutes Musicians John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr Billy Preston On 30 January 1969, the Beatles performed an unannounced concert from the rooftop of their Apple Corps headquarters at 3 Savile Row, within central London's office and fashion district. Joined by keyboardist Billy Preston, the band played a 42-minute set before the Metropolitan Police asked them to reduce the volume. It ultimately became the final public performance of their career. Although the concert was conceived just days before, the Beatles were planning a return to live performances throughout the early sessions for their album Let It Be (1970). 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 Lennon 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.