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Let It Be (movie)

Movie poster

Let It Be is a film starring The Beatles, showing them recording their two albums, Let It Be, and Abbey Road, although Abbey Road was released before both the movie and album that would go by the name of Let It Be.


DVD cover

The film was filmed in 1969 during the recording of the aforementioned albums. It has been kept from being distributed on DVD by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the estates of John Lennon and George Harrison, as it shows the Beatles getting on each others' nerves and arguing. However, it has survived as a bootleg that is available to download or buy from various sources.

But it isn't all just conflicts of opinions. We get to see the Beatles getting back to basics and having fun. Playing songs they hadn't done since the very early sixties, such as Besame Mucho, and trying out random songs, such as Suzy Parker.

The film ends with the last concert the Beatles would ever perform as a four-person group; the momentous Rooftop Concert that took place on the roof of 3 Savile Row (the then Apple Building), located in the business district of London. The Beatles played songs from the new albums (Abbey Road and Let It Be) as well as older hits, such as While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

Eventually, the local law enforcement put an end to the performance when they cut the power, forcing the Beatles to stop as they were 'disrupting local businesses'. The last song they played was Get Back, and towards the end of the song, with the London Police officers standing behind him, Paul ad-libbed to the beat;

"Yeah, get back. You been out too long Loretta. You been playin' on the roofs again, and that's no good, you know your mommy doesn't like that. Ohh she gets angry, she gonna have you arrested! Get back!"

- Get Back (version available on the Anthology 3 two disc set)

The show finished, and the Apple staff who were allowed onto the roof applauded, and the Beatles walked away to start their separate lives.

Original Movie Trailer[]

File:Let It Be Trailer

Disney+ re-release[]

On April 16th, 2024, Walt Disney Pictures had announced that Let it Be would be made available on the streaming service Disney+ on May 8th, 2024. This marks the first time it had been broadcast publicly screened since its original release.