On 30 January 1969, the Beatles performed live on the rooftop of the headquarters of their media company, Apple Corps, at 3 Savile Row in the Mayfair area of central London.
Although pre-planned, the daytime concert was unannounced, but soon drew crowds on the street below. Their set lasted 42 minutes before London’s Metropolitan Police attended the property to request that the sound be turned down. With the subsequent break-up of the band, it became the last time the Beatles would ever perform together in public.
The Beatles purchased the Savile Row property as their company headquarters in June 1968, and they each had offices in the building, and a recording studio in the basement. Apple Corps sold the property October 1976. A blue plaque mounted on the wall outside reads:
Played their last
on the roof
of this building
30th January 1969