Everybody's talking about the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Beatles' landmark performance on the Ed Sullivan Show comin gup in a little over a week.
Today is a different Beatle anniversary. It was on today's date in 1969 that the Beatles gave their final live performance, on the rooftop of Apple Records, at 3 Savile Row in London.
There is so much to love about the 42 minute set of music! Including--
George's lime green pants
Ringo's shiny raincoat
John's guitar that needs a haircut
Billy Preston jamming on the keys
Paul's voice at its rockingest
But did you know the rooftop concert almost didn't happen? Well, anyway it wasn't the band's first choice. They wanted to do it on some kind of ship out on the ocean but realized that would cause logistical problems, and chose to go up on the roof instead.
"I'd like to thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we've passed the audition." - John Lennon