The Location of the Beatles Rooftop Concert

The former Apple Headquarters where the Beatles made their final public performance on the roof

The former Apple Headquarters where the Beatles made their final public performance on the roof.

The former Apple Headquarters, 3 Savile Row, London, UK.

On January 30, 1969, the Beatles performed their final public concert on the roof of the Apple Headquarters in London’s business district. The 42-minute surprise performance included 9 takes of five songs and was filmed for the 1970 documentary film Let It Be.  

When the Beatles started playing unannounced, news quickly spread and several spectators (many who were on their lunch break) started to congregate in the streets and on the roofs of nearby buildings.   Eventually, the London police forced the group to stop due to noise and traffic issues.

The idea for the rooftop performance was conceived just days before. The concert was notable for being the last public performance of the Beatles and also featured keyboardist Billy Preston playing with the band.

Today, the Apple Headquarters is an Abercrombie Kids store.

Required Listening:

  1. Get Back
  2. Don’t Let Me Down
  3. I’ve Got A Feeling
  4. One After 909
  5. Dig A Pony



The Beatles performing on the rooftop of the Apple Headquarters in 1969.

The Beatles performing on the rooftop of the Apple Headquarters in 1969.

 

Aerial view showing the location of the Beatles rooftop concert.

Aerial view showing the location of the Beatles rooftop concert.

 

Savile Row in London where the Beatles made their last public performance on the roof of the now Abercrombie Kids store.

Savile Row in London where the Beatles made their last public performance on the roof of the now Abercrombie Kids store.

 

The former Apple Headquarters before it became an Abercrombie Kids store

The former Apple Headquarters before it became an Abercrombie Kids store.

 

Map of the the former Apple Headquarters where the Beatles performed their famous rooftop concert

Map of the the former Apple Headquarters where the Beatles performed their famous rooftop concert.