Beatles 1/6/22

Coming to select IMAX theaters for one day only on January 30th is The Beatles: Get Back – Rooftop Concert. The 60-minute presentation, which takes place on the 53rd anniversary of the “Fab Four’s” final performance on the rooftop of their Apple Headquarters in London, will also feature a Q&A portion with director Peter Jackson via satellite. The concert will go on to see a global theatrical release from February 11th to February 13th.

The Beatles: Get Back — which also features the group’s entire rooftop performance — premiered on Disney+ over three nights in November, and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 8th.

Peter Jackson said in a statement“I’m thrilled that the rooftop concert from The Beatles: Get Back is going to be experienced in IMAX, on that huge screen. It’s The Beatles’ last concert, and it’s the absolute perfect way to see and hear it.”

Michael Lindsay-Hogg the director of the original Let It Be film and the man behind all the footage Peter Jackson re-edited for Get Back, recalled the Beatles’ legendary rooftop performance: [“One of the things I really love about it, it’s truly how much pleasure and happiness the old rock n’ roll group from Hamburg had playing together again. Peter’s going to show the whole concert — 40 minutes.”] SOUNDCUE (:12 OC: . . . concert 40 minutes)

SOURCE: Press release

TL; DR

  • Coming to select IMAX theaters for one day only on January 30th is The Beatles: Get Back – Rooftop Concert. The DVD and Blu-ray of the Get Back documentary will be released on February 8th.

FAST FACTS

  • On January 30th, 1969, the Beatles and keyboardist Billy Preston, who were decked out in winter coats, played for about 42 minutes for a handful of fans, their wives, office workers and their personal staff.
  • They performed a total of nine full songs: three versions of “Get Back,” two versions of “Don’t Let Me Down,” two versions of “I’ve Got A Feeling,” and one each of “Dig A Pony,” and “One After 909” — which was one of John Lennon and Paul McCartney‘s earliest compositions, dating back to the 1950’s.
  • In between songs, while the film crew was busy setting up, the Beatles briefly ran through a few standards, including a few bars of “Danny Boy,” “A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody,” and “God Save The Queen.”