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Today on the Fab 4 at 4 we're talking about the 1969 Rooftop Concert.
After the stressful sessions for The Beatles (the "White Album"), Paul suggested getting back to their roots on their next album. One of the central ideas for the new sessions was to film a live concert.
Watch "Get Back" from the rooftop concert:
They initailly began filming the entire recording sessions for a TV documentary titled "Beatles at Work", but soon the project developed into a feature film. Trying to come up with a conclusion for the film, it was suggested that the band play an unannounced lunchtime concert on the roof of the Apple building.
Watch "Don't Let Me Down" from the rooftop concert:
On January 30 1969, The Beatles with keyboardist Billy Preston played on the rooftop of the Apple building in the cold wind for 42 minutes.
Starting with a rehearsal of "Get Back," they then played "Get Back," "Don't Let Me Down," "I've Got A Feeling," "One After 909," and "Dig A Pony" before repeating "I've Got A Feeling," "Don't Let Me Down," and "Get Back."
Listen to the entire rooftop concert:
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