To commemorate the 40th year since The Beatles’ last public concert, the Seattle band Crème Tangerine performed rooftop at Pike Place Market.
It was a chilly winter day in 1969 when Ken Mansfield climbed the stairs to the roof of the Apple Records building in London. Mansfield, who was then the U.S. manager of The Beatles’ Apple Records, sat against a rooftop chimney with Yoko Ono and a handful of others and watched as The Beatles gave an impromptu live performance. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of that date, Mansfield will again battle the cold on a rooftop – this time in downtown Seattle. He’s in the Emerald City to help a local Beatles cover band, Crème Tangerine, recreate the rooftop show. The band will perform at noon Friday on the balcony of Copacabana Café in Pike Place Market. While numerous rooftop concerts are planned around the nation Friday, this will be the only one to include someone like Mansfield, who was actually present for the historic Beatles show in 1969.