10 Heartbreaking Things You Didn't Know About The Beatles' Final Performance
By Sarah Norman | June 15, 2023
The Beatles Hated Being Around One Another But They Really Hated Paul McCartney
To get ready for the show at the Roundhouse, the band started rehearsing at Twickenham Film Studios. They were flanked by Lindsay-Hogg’s film crew, but rather than work out a set they just bickered in front of the cameras. The biggest problem was that The Beatles -- a group of very famous and wealthy people -- had to get up early to make rehearsals. Twickenham was a strict union space which meant that they were only open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. That didn’t fly for guys who wanted to stay out and having a good time.
Eric Clapton almost joined the band at this point
After Harrison quit, John Lennon tossed around the idea of replacing the guitarist with Eric Clapton, but a few days later the band managed to get back together and reach and agreement. Harrison said he would rejoin the band if the group stopped talking about a live show and stopped working at Twickenham.