The Beatles rooftop concert: 'People loved it but there were complaints' – Sir Ringo Starr

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Beatles stopped performing live concerts in August 1966 and focused instead on the latter half of their studio albums with more experimental music. But then on January 30, 1969, the Fab Four gave an unannounced show on the rooftop of Apple Corps headquarters at 3 Savile Row; their final Iive performance together. In a new post on The Beatles’ official Instagram account, Sir Ringo Starr reflected on the incredible occasion.

The Beatles drummer said: “We hadn’t been seen playing live in a long while.

“Only the crew were there and some people on the rooftop.

“But I’ve always liked the idea that maybe half a million people would have come to see us if they could have got there.”

However, in the end, the band’s final live show was shut down due to noise complaints.

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