Get Back to Let It Be
This groundbreaking exhibition curated by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is an immersive complement to Peter Jackson's docuseries, “The Beatles: Get Back.”
Fans will experience The Beatles’ creative journey through the exhibit’s original instruments, clothing, and handwritten lyrics used by The Beatles and seen in the film, including items loaned directly by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the estates of George Harrison and John Lennon. The exhibit will feature high-definition film clips, audio, and custom projections, transporting fans into The Beatles’ vibrant world of January 1969.
Like Jackson's “Get Back” docuseries, the exhibit shows how The Beatles composed and recorded many of their iconic songs from scratch. The exhibit's three screening rooms feature a selection of footage from each location from the docuseries: Twickenham, Apple Studios, and the Apple Corps rooftop. The footage from the recording sessions and conversations turn the clock back to 1969, showing the intimacy, joyousness, and humor as The Beatles write and record songs for Let It Be and some songs featured on Abbey Road and future solo albums.
Some of the exhibit’s unique items include:
Paul McCartney's black and gray shirt that was worn in the studio and handwritten lyrics for "I've Got A Feeling."
John Lennon's iconic eyeglasses, Wrangler jacket, an Epiphone electric guitar, and handwritten lyrics for "Dig A Pony."
George Harrison's pink pinstripe suit and handwritten lyrics for "I Me Mine."
Fans will also enjoy audio engineer, producer, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Glyn Johns' record acetate from the sessions and iconic photography by Linda McCartney and by Ethan Russell, who documented the band’s January 1969 rehearsals, sessions, and rooftop performance, and whose photos are featured in the Let It Be album art.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in July and August
In are so excited to announce that we will be screening the full rooftop concert in our Foster Theater this summer. The film is 1h 5m long, and is free with admission. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis.
Note there will be additional screenings scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend (Fri-Sun) & day after Christmas through New Year’s Day.
See showing times below.
Friday & Saturday
Background on the performance: The Beatles' last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on the rooftop of Apple Corps’ Savile Row offices on January 30, 1969. For the first time in its entirety This performance is featured restored - and for the first time in its entirety - in Peter Jackson’s original docuseries The Beatles: Get Back.
Every Friday in July and August
To keep The Beatles party going all summer long, every Friday in July and August we'll bring our Fans the following:
The Beatles: Get Back - The Rooftop Concert screening in our Foster Theater (see details above)
Extended hours: 10a - 8p
Lunch by the Lake: live music with a Beatles-theme from 12-2pm
Beatles trivia contests (See a crew member for event times during your visit)
“The Beatles have had a massive, global impact across generations. We are excited to welcome a diverse mix of fans from around the world to experience this exhibit and are grateful for the support of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, the estates of John Lennon and George Harrison, Apple Corps Ltd., and Peter Jackson for helping us tell this important story,” said Greg Harris, President & CEO, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
While the new exhibit is brimming with some of The Beatles’ fashion-forward ensembles, check out the Rock Hall's online store and in the museum shop for an expansive collection of The Beatles apparel, accessories, multimedia, and more, including new apparel inspired by The Beatles, with fresh product arriving through the year.
Few musicians have influenced pop culture and the music industry as much as The Beatles. Rock Hall EDU, a free online education platform that has reached over 1.1 million students worldwide, explores The Beatles' story with a new collection inspired by Let It Be.
One featured is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame interview with Billy Preston as he shares his stories as the “fifth” Beatle. Preston speaks about meeting the Fab Four, performing with them, and forming friendships. Check out the complete Get Back To Let It Be resource collection on Rock Hall EDU.
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