The Movie: Let It Be (1970)
What Is It?: People who’ve never seen Let It Be—and people like Paul and Ringo, who probably haven’t watched it in 40 years—think of it as a bitter, bad-vibes fest that depressingly chronicles The Beatles’ final days. Aside from a soft-spoken, passive-aggressive exchange between Paul and George and a brief scene in which Paul complains to John that George doesn’t want to perform in public anymore, Let It Be is free of bad vibes and full of good music, particularly when George suppresses his qualms and the guys get on top of Apple headquarters to rock— and annoy— the locals.
Why Today?: On this day in 1969, The Beatles perform in public one last time when they play a truncated set on the roof of Apple headquarters.