The Beatles rooftop concert: It was 40 years ago today
It was 40 years ago today that Sgt Pepper and his band played on a rooftop of the Savile Row Apple Headquarters.
The Beatles concert was cut short by the police, but until that happened the band thrilled people down below with favourites such as 'Don't Let Me Down' and 'Get Back'.
This was their final performance together of perhaps one of the greatest bands of all time.
The rooftop 'concert' was the first live gig since the band stopped touring in 1965 (tired of constantly screaming girls and frustrated by not being able to reproduce the more complex arrangements of their studio albums) and was to be their last.
Times were tough as relationships were fast deteriorating within the band. Efforts to bring the love back with ideas like filming them trying to record a new album made things even worse - the acrimony captured in the Let It be movie (the DVD of which by the way is still awaiting release). The end was clearly in sight.