A documentary showing both how The Beatles made music together, and how they split up. Hundreds of hours of raw footage was condensed into the final product. The rooftop performance ending the film remains a rock-n-roll archetype.
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The original title was "The Beatles Get Back" but since the group had released the "Get Back" single in the previous year, the movie and soundtrack album titles were re-named. During the rooftop concert, the police came in and interrupted the performance. The Beatles
were disappointed that the London police asked them to stop. They were hoping that they would be arrested and dragged off to jail for disturbing the peace. Sir Paul McCartney
said that it would have been a "great ending for the movie". See more
At one point rehearsing "I've Got A Feeling", John is heard singing (and bantering) with Paul, but his mouth isn't moving on camera. See more
I'm not trying to get you. But I really am trying to just say, "Look, lads- the band, you know. Shall we... try it like this, you know?"
There are bootleg tapes that exist of some footage not used in the final release, including a moment where Peter Sellers visits the band. See more
Featured in Imagine: John Lennon
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Published by Apple Records
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