For many musicians, the payback of months in the studio writing an album is the thrill of playing it live to an anticipating crowd. But for Brit icons The Beatles, playing live had become almost unbearable, with the screams
of their adoring fans completely drowning out weak and unsophisticated sound systems. Their last ever concert was at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, and concluded a disastrous final tour.
Anticipating the end, the fab four took a camera onstage to capture the momentous occasion. “Before one of the last numbers, we actually set up this camera - I think it had a fisheye, a wide-angle lens,” saidGeorge Harrison. “We set it up on the amplifier and Ringo came off the drums, and we stood with our backs to the audience and posed for a photograph, because we knew that was the last show.”