Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Beatles Q&A: Last Live Song Performed

What was the last song performed live by the Beatles?

The last song the Beatles performed in front of an audience was "Get Back" on the Apple rooftop in Savile Row, London on January 30, 1969. The impromptu concert was filmed for Let It Be and this particular recording was eventually released on Anthology 3. After the song, John remarked, "I'd like to thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition."

The last song the Beatles played live in front of a paying audience was "Long Tall Sally" at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California on August 29, 1966. Part of the song was captured on tape by their press representative, Tony Barrow, but his tape ran out soon after the song began. After the song finished, according to some contemporary accounts, John played a few notes of "In My Life" on his guitar before the group left the stage.


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Anonymous said...

The wonderful photograph on this page of Ringo's back is reversed.

tnk said...

Good catch! The picture has been fixed.