I have been meaning to post this clip of the Beatles’ rooftop concert at their Apple headquarters in London in January 1969 ever since I saw it on YouTube. It reminds me of my schooldays. A great song and a memorable performance, it’s a flashback to a time when the world had not heard of yuppies, downsizing, rationalisation and all the corporate gobbledygook that have crept in since the 1980s. Actually, the first nail in the coffin was dug when the economist Milton Friedman won the Nobel prize in 1976. And then Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979 and Ronald Reagan entered the White House in 1981. And the world hasn’t been the same again. Here’s to the good old days. Get Back!
Thursday, December 7, 2006 By