Friday, January 30, 2009

It Was 40 Years Ago Today...

40 years ago to the day, January 30, 1969, The Beatles made rock history by performing on top of the Apple headquarters building. It was their last gig that they would ever perform, and their first since 1966. The police deemed the gig a public disturbance, and they were ordered to shut it down. Several police officers were sent to the rooftop. They were seen unplugging George's amp, but he didn't hesitate to plug it right back in. The police threatened to have them arrested, but they ultimately were able to shut them down by turning off the building's power. The set list of the gig included a couple songs from "Let it Be."

Here is a video of a song performed at the "Rooftop Gig". You can see the police trying to shut them down:

1 comment:

  1. What's funny is that they do so much stuff with apple, yet you can't buy their songs on iTunes.