Birth Place: Liverpool, England Years Active: 1960–1970 Genres: Rock, Pop
The Beatles was an English rock band, active throughout the 1960s and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Formed in Liverpool, by 1962 the group consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, the group later worked in many genres ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways. The nature of their enormous popularity, which first emerged as “Beatlemania,” transformed as their songwriting grew in sophistic... Continue Bio >>
The Beatles - "The QE2!"
- "The pyramids!"
Listen to The Beatles throw around ideas for their last performance…
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The Beatles 30th January, 1969 - the last public performance by The Beatles.
The band played on the rooftop of their Apple offices on Savile Row, London, whilst police attempted to halt the proceedings.
Ringo said, "It was a memorable day for me - we were doin' what we did best - making music. But I am still disappointed the policemen didn't drag me off me drums!"
Despite their protest, no arrests were made, and the performance continued for 42 minutes.
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30th January, 1969. The last live performance by The Beatles. | The Beatles 30th January, 1969. The last live performance by The Beatles. feature From Let It Be...Naked Podcast: Chapter Five: The Beatles had wild discussions of a Let It Be climax live performance anywhere from the QE2 to the Pyramids, but in the end they decided on what became their infamous final gig - a s… Friday 30th of January 2015 11:01:57 AM