The Rooftop Concert
The final live performance by the band, recorded (and filmed) on January 30, 1969 on top of the Apple Building at 3 Savile Row, London. The full performance included the following songs: "Get Back #1", "Get Back #2", "Don't Let Me Down #1", "I've Got A Feeling #1", "One After 909", "Dig A Pony", "God Save The Queen" (which has surfaced on the German bootleg On the Rooftop), "I've Got A Feeling #2", "Don't Let Me Down #2", and "Get Back #3". Portions of this concert were seen in the Let It Be film. Three tracks of this session, namely "I Dig A Pony", "I've Got a Feeling" and "One After 909", were used by Phil Spector to compile the Beatles' final album to be released, Let It Be.
The individual solo careers of each Beatle have also spawned a countless number of bootlegs of live shows, studio outtakes and demos.
With the advent of DVD-Rs, the world of video bootlegs has begun to catch up with Beatles bootleg collectors.
File sharing (both audio and video), and the ready availability of cheap CD writing equipment, has largely signalled the demise of the for-profit bootlegging industry. Most bootlegs are now circulated between fans on the internet.
By daggerwell @ 2007-01-14 16:46:25
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