Daily Archives: December 18, 2013

The Beatles perform for ‘From Us To You’ radio special 50 years ago this hour (12/18/1963)

Video: 'The Beatles - From Us To You (26th December 1963) Part 1'

(Wednesday, December 18, 1963, 7:00-10:30 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles today performed for From Us To You, a two-hour radio special for broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service on Boxing Day 1963 at 10 a.m.

The show had the working title Beatletime, although by the time it was transmitted it had been renamed From Us To You. The session took place at the BBC Paris Studio in London.

The first song to be recorded was a version of From Me To You, with the lyrics changed to suit the programme’s title. They taped a 55-second version to open the show, and a fuller one for the end.

The other songs recorded were She Loves You, All My Loving, Roll Over Beethoven, Till There Was You, Boys, Money (That’s What I Want), I Saw Her Standing There and I Want To Hold Your Hand.

Video: 'The Beatles - From Us To You (26th December 1963) Part 2'

Michael Jackson formally charged in molestation case 10 years ago today (12/18/2003)

Video: 'Michael Jackson Documentary "living with michael jackson"'

(Thursday, December 18, 2003) — Michael Jackson was formally charged today with seven counts of lewd or lascivious acts up on a child and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent. The charges resulted in an investigation triggered by Jackson’s comments made in the documentary Living with Michael Jackson.