Come September 4th, with the release of Peter Jackson's movie The Beatles: Get Back, fans will finally get to see the “Fab Four's” full final concert. Although about half of the band's January 30th, 1969 live performance on the Apple headquarters rooftop made its way into Michael Lindsey Hogg's 1970 Let It Be film — the full 42 minutes has yet to see the light of day.
The makeshift concert served as the closing scene of the group's final movie. During that live lunchtime gig, the Beatles and keyboardist Billy Preston, who were decked out in winter coats, played for a handful of fans, their wives, office workers, and the group's personal staff. They performed a total of nine full songs: three versions of “Get Back,” two versions of “Don't Let Me Down,” two versions of “I've Got A Feeling,” and one each of “Dig A Pony,” and “One After 909” — which was one of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's earliest compositions, dating back to the 1950's.
In between songs, while the film crew was busy setting up, the Beatles briefly ran through a few standards, including a few bars of “Danny Boy,” “A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody,” and “God Save The Queen.”