Wednesday, 30 January 2019

get back to where you once belonged

On this day in 1969, the Beatles staged one last, impromptu concert together from the Savile Row headquarters of the band’s Apple Corps headquarters. Though unannounced and very much to the surprise of all within earshot and beyond, the event was not a spontaneous—the planning at the set-up taking place over the previous few days. Accompanied by Billy Preston on keyboards, the group played nine takes of five songs, including the title one three times, which was to be their last public statement together before disbanding. John Lennon bowed out with, “I hope we’ve passed the audition.”