One of the most incredible moments of The Beatles: Come Back happens about an hour after the start of the first episode when Paul McCartney sits down early one morning and basically writes “Get Back” in front of George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
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The Beatles performed “Get Back” four times in their legendary rooftop performance at the end of the film, although the last was interrupted by police. This means it was the last song the band ever performed together in public. And although Paul McCartney has released several Beatles songs while touring with Wings in the Seventies, including “Yesterday”, “Lady Madonna”, “The Long and Winding Road”, “Blackbird” and “The Fool on the Hill” , he never resurrected “Get Back”.
It wasn’t until 1986 at the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala at Wembley Arena in London that he returned to “Get Back”. It was the grand finale of the charity show, and he was joined on the song by Tina Turner, Elton John, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Bryan Adams, Paul Young, Midge Ure and many other performers on the evening. And if you pause this video at 2:55, you can even see Princess Diana enthusiastically clapping as Prince Charles gently swings his arms and snaps his fingers.
British authorities stopped The Beatles from playing “Get Back” in 1969, and 17 years later McCartney played it for the future king. This time, no one has unplugged.
It wasn’t until 2012 that McCartney was able to relive the original ‘Get Back’ experience when his appearance with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Hyde Park, London broke curfew and organizers cut the curfew. her before I could finish “I saw her standing there.” Much outrage followed, but for McCartney it must have been just a strange case of déjà vu.