Thursday, October 8, 2020

Paul McCartney, Sean Ono Lennon and Alec Baldwin to honor John Lennon's 80th birthday on SiriusXM Beatles Channel


 From the news release:

The Beatles Channel is honoring John Lennon's 80th birthday on October 9 with exclusive programming featuring special guests Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, Sean Ono Lennon, and more.

Listeners will hear celebrities pay tribute to Lennon, as well as exclusive specials about his music and legacy on The Beatles Channel.

The weekend-long programming will include a new show, featuring Paul McCartney in conversation with Alec Baldwin. The exclusive show will feature McCartney reflecting on his songwriting partner, bandmate, and friend John Lennon. The special will air on Friday, October 9 at 11:00 am ET, 4:00 pm ET and 9:00 pm ET on SiriusXM radios (channel 18) and on the SiriusXM app. The special will also air multiple times on The Beatles Channel throughout the weekend and will be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app after its debut. 

Full schedule below of specialty programming airing to celebrate John Lennon on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel.
*Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)*

Sean Ono Lennon Guest DJ
Musician, songwriter, producer, and the only child of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Sean Ono Lennon joins host David Fricke in a two-part series, sharing memories of his dad along with his favorite John Lennon songs, both with and without The Beatles.
Part 1 Saturday, October 10 at 1pm
Part 2 Sunday, October 11 at midnight

The Ballad Of John And Yoko: 1969
It's hard to imagine the life of John and Yoko in 1969 — The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, The Bed-Ins for Peace, War Is Over… it's a story only they can tell. Listen to John and Yoko talk about their lives and thoughts on many topics in their own words from 1969.
Friday, October 9 at 11pm
Sunday, October 11 at 10am

Eight Songs A Week… Times Two
Beatles fans are giving John Lennon a special birthday playlist composed of their 16 favorite songs with John on lead vocals. It's Eight Songs A Week… Times Two!
Friday, October 9 at 1pm
Saturday, October 10 at 10am
Sunday, October 11 at 1pm
Monday, October 12 at 12pm

Imagine Special
Bill Flanagan explores John Lennon's Imagine: "The Ultimate Collection" in a two-part series. Hear the original masters, alternate versions, and interviews with those who were part of the creation of the landmark album.
Imagine – New York Special
Saturday, October 10 at 6pm
Imagine – UK Special
Sunday, October 11 at 3pm

Magical Lennon Maxi Concert
In honor of John's birthday, The Beatles Channel has imagined the greatest John Lennon concert ever! Sixty minutes of Lennon, Beatles and solo hits live.
Saturday, October 10 at 9pm

Fab Fourum
The Beatles Channel's weekly live Fab Fourum talk show, hosted by Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan, will be dedicated to John on his birthday and feature special guests, as well as your phone calls, plus the chance to win an Epiphone guitar and the new JOHN LENNON: GIMME SOME TRUTH deluxe edition box set.
Wednesday, October 7 at 9pm
Saturday, October 10 at 7am
Sunday, October 11 at 6pm

Northern Songs
Beatles historian and author Bill Flanagan puts together a themed playlist of hits and rarities by the Fab Four for this weekly audio adventure. This week, it's all about John Lennon's songs with The Beatles in honor of his 80th birthday.
Friday, October 9 at midnight
Saturday, October 10 at 7pm
Sunday, October 11 at 6am

Peter Asher: From Me To You
Musician, host, and friend of The Beatles Peter Asher explores the connection between John Lennon and legendary author Lewis Carroll, plus an Imagine set, Plastic Ono Band, and more.
Thursday, October 8 at 9pm
Saturday, October 10 at 5pm
Sunday, October 11 at 8am
Tuesday, October 13 at 1pm

Dark Horse Radio
In this weekly show dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang and loved, musician and host Laura Cantrell will explore the special relationship between George and John Lennon.
Thursday, October 8 at 3pm
Saturday, October 10 at 11pm
Sunday, October 11 at 4pm
Tuesday, October 13 at 1am

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