John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John McCartney took the music world by storm with Beatlemania, and their final studio album Let It Be marked the end of an era when it released on May 8, 1970. The album came out about a month after the band officially broke up, but for one last time, The Beatles had a No. 1 record on their hands. 11 of their 12 studio albums reached the top spot in the UK charts, in fact.
The iconic album cover for Let It Be was a great sendoff for a band that changed the entire music industry. It’s an iconic piece of art now, giving each member of The Beatles proper face time and a final chance to grace the cover and say goodbye to their legion of fans.