The Location of the Beatles Rooftop Concert
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.