The Beatles' Last Photo Shoot August 1969 (1)

The Beatles were photographed as a group thousands of times over the years during the 1960s, and only in the 1960’s; The fab four was never photographed in the 1970’s as a group, or as solo artist together even though on paper they were still officially a The Beatles until January 9, 1975; and with the final album Let It Be released in the spring of 1970, and with two new singles out that year Let It Be, and The Long And Winding Road it was only safe to assume even with McCartney announcing he was leaving the group on April 10th 1970; At this period they were still Beatles, as far as there fans knew with records out on the charts the entire year of 1970, with the Fab four winning an Oscar for best Original score for Let It Be at the 1971 Academy Awards. The Beatles were no shows of course, but the musical director of the Academy Awards Quincy Jones accepted the statute on there behalf.

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This last photo shoot took place on Friday August 22, 1969; and it was two days after the last day all four Beatles were in a recording studio together at the same time working on the Abbey Road songs The End, and I Want You (Shes So Heavy). They would be in the studio working on Beatle records well up to April 1970 with over dubs, and mixing of Abbey Road until its release in September 1969, and the Let It Be album released on May 8th 1970; but John, Paul, George and Ringo would never be present at the same time in a recording studio. This historic photo session obviously was not planned to be the final shoot, as was there final concert on the roof of the Apple building in January 1969; The photo shoot took place on the grounds of John Lennon’s estate Tittenhurst Park, and also at Yoko’s home at Sunninghill.


One of the photos of them in front of the door at Lennos house was used as the cover of the Beatles greatest hit record called Hey Jude that was released in early 1970; I remember buying that album some years later, and just remembering how old, and different John Lennon looked from say 1966 less than 3 years earlier, and what was more remarkable about John Lennon when these photos were take in 1969; he was only 28 years old, with George, Ringo, and Paul all still in there 20’s as well.

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The Beatles in the 70s, the fab four officially broke up in the late 60s, and on paper around 1976, with no more records until the early 90s, with the hit real love. As we can see the ex Beatles stayed remarkably close, into the 70’s 80’s and beyond. The last photo of all four Beatles together was taken around mid 1969 some time in the late summer around August.

As you can see there are many variations, of the Beatles together during the decade of the 1970s. You can see Paul with John, John with George  Ringo with Paul, and so on, but there are no know photographs with all four ex Beatles together. There very well maybe be some unpublished, but non has ever surfaced. That would be cool.


Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison finished working on The Let it Be  the last Beatles album, during the winter of 70, and early spring. There maybe some photos of the session, but I have never seen them, and John Lennon was never present at any of those sessions as far as I know of.


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