10. The Beatles On The Roof Of Apple Corps (1969)
When you're the biggest band in the world, what can you do to keep things interesting?
This was the issue faced by The Beatles on the back of their Yellow Submarine album. The band contemplated several locations but due to the effort that'd be made to move all the recording and sound equipment, combined with the desire to keep the event under wraps, the decision was made to host the show from the band's home, Apple Corps on Saville Row.
Joined by keyboardist Billy Preston, the band performed a five song set across nine takes. The unannounced show began as local patrons were enjoying their lunch break and very quickly grew into a full crowd across the streets and nearby rooftops.
While there was a universally positive response to the concert, London's Metropolitan Police Service soon made their presence felt and began shutting it down. McCartney responded to this, improvising the lyrics to 'Get Back' to "you've been playing on the roofs again, and you know your Momma doesn't like it, she's gonna have you arrested!"
The show itself lasted around 42 minutes, serving as the final public performance of the Fab Four.