The Beatles’ Final Performance Atop The Roof Of Apple Corps In 1969 – “Don’t Let Me Down”

On January 30, 1969, The Beatles, who released 12 studio albums (Abbey Road (1969) and Let It Be (1970) were yet to be released), 22 singles and 13 EPs, scaled the roof of the headquarters of Apple Corps (the band’s multimedia corporation located in Savile Row, London) for an impromptu 42-minute concert, the setlist of which comprised nine takes of five songs, i.e. “Get Back”, “Don’t Let Me Down”, “I’ve Got A Feeling”, “One After 909”, and “Dig A Pony”. The concert became the band’s final public performance.

The public announcement of the band’s break-up came in April 1970, when Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving The Beatles. By all accounts, John Lennon had already privately informed his fellow members in September 1969 that he was leaving.