Saturday, 24 January 2009

BBC Radio celebrates final Beatles concert


Radio 2 celebrates the 40th-anniversary of The Beatles final public appearance which took place on 30th January 1969 on the roof of the band's Apple Corps London headquarters in Mayfair's Savile Row in I Hope We Passed the Audition (Tuesday 27th, 10.30pm). The title of the programme quotes John Lennon at the event which followed tense rehearsals, with George Harrison allegedly feeling unappreciated and Yoko Ono speaking on a disgruntled Lennon's behalf. The band nearly broke up, but months later recorded Abbey Road, and performances from the rooftop concert ended up on the Let It Be LP. Featuring input from Yoko Ono, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, photographer Ethan Russell, engineer Alan Parsons, technician Dave Harries, and the policeman who followed orders to shut down the session. This programme explores how the concert came about.
Duration: 60 minutes
Link: BBC
Now if only BBC TV would follow up by showing the Let It Be movie...in hi-def...

Links to all the wogblog posts about the Concert at Savile Row Anniversary:


1. Beatles Apple Rooftop Concert


2. Rooftop concert confirmed


3. Police cancels Beatles anniversary


4. No go for Savile Row


5. BBC celebrates Apple rooftop concert


6. Celebration at Savile Row


7. Live at Savile Row 2009


Links to all the wogblog posts about the Concert at Savile Row Anniversary:


1. Beatles Apple Rooftop Concert


2. Rooftop concert confirmed


3. Police cancels Beatles anniversary


4. No go for Savile Row


5. BBC celebrates Apple rooftop concert


6. Celebration at Savile Row


7. Live at Savile Row 2009

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