The Beatles’ s final live performance has been marked with a blue plaque, 50 year on.
David Rosen, 60, has spent 18 months working to get it installed. He said he wanted to commemorate the momentous occasion when “the world’s greatest band performed together for the very last time”. With ‘a little help from his friends’ he wrote to West minster council and, on April 5, he was joined by Bill Nighy and Dylan Jones to watch the plaque being installed on 3 Savile Row.
It was once the home of the band’s company Apple Records. On Jan 30, 1969 they took over the roof to perform an impromptu gig. They got through 42 minutes – about 5 songs – before the police arrived and asked them to keep it down.