Radio: Saturday Club

The Beatles recorded their contribution to the 1963 Christmas edition of the BBC radio show Saturday Club on this day at the Playhouse Theatre in London.

The Beatles performed six songs: All My Loving, This Boy, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven and She Loves You.

They also performed a 'Chrimble Medley', comprising Love Me Do, Please Please Me, From Me To You, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, all of which lasted just 29 seconds, and sang a pastiche of Dora Bryan's seasonal hit All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle, adapting the words to All I Want For Christmas Is A Bottle.

The recording took place from 3-6.30pm, and was first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service on 21 December from 10am.

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