Skip to comments.Remembering The Beatles Rooftop Concert (50th Anniversary)
Posted on 01/30/2019 1:06:30 AM PST by CaliforniaCraftBeer
As the week went on, The Beatles sort of pawed at the idea. If you gave them an idea, it was like throwing meat into a lions cage theyd sniff and paw at it and throw it at each other, then that piece of meat came back in the end, but was different from what you put in the cage. We were going to film it the day before, but the weather was too cloudy and too murky. This was London in January, Michael Lindsay-Hogg recalls. Then we decided for the next day, Thursday. We wanted to hit 12 or 12:30 p.m. for the lunchtime crowds. We were standing in a little room at the bottom of the ladder which went up to the roof. George didnt want to do it, he didnt want to perform in public. He was more comfortable recording and getting it just right. And Ringo said, quite rightly, Its cold up there! Paul, who had been the most closely allied with me, said, Lets do it. Itll be fun. The one voice we hadnt heard from was John, who finally said, Ah, lets do it.
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I liked it better when U2 did it in LA.
Clearly they failed the audition.
The video I’ve seen is exceptional quality. It’s as if it was filmed yesterday.
In a few months we’ll have the anniversary of Apollo 11.
a pic of a sausagefest
where are the feminest protesters
Damn kids and their music!
We went on a Beatle taxi tour of Liverpool. The driver hated her so much that we thought,if she walked in front of the taxi he would have run over her.
It’s probably film, then. I’ve noticed the Brits and BBC used higher quality stuff than the yanks for their musical productions. Neil Young at his plaid shirt peak days, overseas about 1970 or so. Amazing.
And, who is that black gentleman behind the keyboards?
I believe that was Billy Preston.
Yes, that was Billy Preston. He had a few hits, Will It Go Round In Circles, Outta Space and Nothing From Nothing.
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