On this day in 1969 the Beatles gave their last live performance on the rooftop of Apple Studios in London. The band played 5 songs (some songs multiple times) for a total of 42 minutes. The police were called, but they couldn't bring themselves to shut the whole thing down. You can read more about the rooftop concert here. You can also view TIME's photo gallery of the event here. Less than a year after the performance, Paul McCartney acknowledged that the band was headed for a breakup.
We've got just the thing if you'd like to read more about the Beatles! Below are a few of the books we have about them. Feel free to drop by and check them out for yourself.
Every Little Thing: The Definitive Guide to Beatles Recording Variations, Rare Mixes and Other Musical Oddities, 1958-1986 by William McCoy and Mitchell McGeary
Paul McCartney: A Life by Peter Ames Carlin
The Beatles Come to America by Martin Goldsmith
Days That I'll Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono by Jonathan Cott