Today’s #TBTXPN Throwback Thursday theme is the year in music, 1969. On January 30 of that year, the Fab Four played what would be their last public performance together, on the rooftop of their Apple Corps headquarters. The album and film were in May 1970 as Let It Be.

According to Rolling Stone:

The Beatles’ rooftop concert was the climax of a project originally titled Get Back. It was conceived as exactly that, a return to their rock roots in a desperate effort to restore unity when business and personal chaos threatened to destroy the band. A documentary crew filmed the Beatles rehearsing and recording new material for an “honest” album, free from the studio wizardry that had dominated their recent work. The experience pushed the group to the point of disintegration, but they needed an end to the film.

That “ending” became the band’s now famous rooftop concert, where they played various takes on nine songs, two of which – “One After 909”, and “Dig a Pony” did wind up on Let It Be.

Below, watch the concert.

The Beatles Rooftop Concert 1969 London (HD) from lordcris on Vimeo.