Paul McCartney open-mouthed and gesturing to fellow Beatles and Yoko Ono during filming for Let It Be

Today actually marks the 43rd anniversary of the premiere of the film documentary Let It Be, which captured scenes from the so-called project which was supposed to bring them back together but instead further drove them apart.

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Originally planned to be a TV documentary which will be aired alongside a concert broadcast, Let It Be eventually became a feature film which premiered on this day in 1970. The film features scenes from the rehearsals and recording sessions of The Beatles for the 12th and final studio album released by the Fab Four, which was released on May 8, 1970.

While the documentary did not focus on the falling-out brewing amongst the group at the time, it did manage to give an idea on the dynamics that eventually led to their break-up. Because of the tension that cumulated at the time, the album has been dubbed by some fans and music historians as the project that aimed to bring the band back together, but instead drove them further apart.

All information for this article were sourced from Let It Be (film) on Wikipedia (film) and Let It Be (1970) on IMDb.

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