the rooftop concert

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“I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, ’The Beatles did.’" 

- Kurt Vonnegut 

“There was an inexplicable presence when all four were together in a room. Their music was bigger than they were.”

- George Martin

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“수고했어 오늘도 ❤️️ You guys have worked hard”

From little, mini concerts on the rooftop to stadium concerts, I can’t express how proud I am of not only how much the boys have grown but also how much the fandom has grown as well. We all know how hard they’ve worked to achieve all of this success. I can’t think of a better group that deserves all the love and support that they’re getting. Thank you for taking all of us, carats, along with you on the ride. We’ll continue to support you forever!

Group hug guys group hug

Would You Rather... Beatles Edition

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1. Have guitar lessons with John or have drum lessons with Ringo

2. Date John, Paul, George, or Ringo

3. Take LSD with George or smoke weed with John

4. Attend the Shea Stadium concert or watch the Rooftop concert

5. Meditate with George or spread peace and love with Ringo

6. Early 60s, mid 60s, or late 60s

7. Go to the hair salon with Maureen or get your nails done with Cynthia

8. Eat dinner with Brian Epstein or eat dinner with Mal Evans

9. Listen to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band or listen to the White Album

10. Spend your birthday with Paul or spend your Christmas with Ringo

11. Go to Japan with Yoko or go to India with Pattie

12. Read a McLennon fanfic or a Starrison fanfic

13. McLennon or nah

14. Wear John’s iconic round glasses or wear Ringo’s St. Christopher Medal

15. Save John from dying or save George from dying

16. Meet old man Paul or old man Ringo

17. Listen to Revolution 9 on repeat for 30 minutes straight or stare at John and Yoko’s nudes for 15 minutes straight

18. Have Ringo’s adorable big nose or have George’s bushy eyebrows

19. Have Paul sing Till There Was You at your wedding or have John sing It’s Only Love at your wedding

20. Wear Beatle boots or have a moptop

21. Have John’s jawline or Paul’s puppy eyes

22. Ride in John’s Rolls Royce or ride in George’s Mini Cooper

23. Punch Ringo or slap George

24. Have Paul write a song about you or have George write a song about you

25. Listen to Wings or the Plastic Ono Band

26. Bungee jump with George Martin or skydive with Neil Aspinall

27. Have a girl’s night with Cynthia, Olivia, Jane, Maureen, Linda, Yoko, or Pattie

28. Make mashed potatoes with Paul or do a bit of light gardening with George

29. Be a vegetarian like Paul, George, and Ringo or still eat meat like John

30. Sing with the Beatles or play an instrument with the Beatles

31. Be an extra in Help! or be an extra in A Hard Day’s Night
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On this day in music history: January 30, 1969 - The Beatles perform live for the last time on the roof of the Apple building at 3 Savile Row in London. Filmed as the climax of the documentary film “Let It Be”, the band perform a forty-two minute long impromptu set (only half appears in the finished film) consisting of the songs “Get Back” (performed twice), “Don’t Let Me Down”, “Dig A Pony”, “One After 909” and “I’ve Got A Feeling”. The performance quickly attracts attention from the street below, drawing a huge crowd, stopping traffic in central London, and leading the police to bring the concert to a halt. The roof top concert captures a rare glimpse of The Beatles during their last days as a functioning unit, and becomes an iconic moment in their history.