Beatles Medley

Sundays at 6:30 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. on Studio One online

Enjoy half an hour of uninterrupted material from one of the most influential rock and roll bands in history. Hear rare material and familiar masterpieces recorded by John, Paul, George and Ringo as The Beatles. In addition, hear music created by the boys from Liverpool as solo artists and as leaders of bands like The Plastic Ono Band, The Traveling Wilburys and Wings.

If you would like to submit a playlist for this feature, here are the rules:
1) All the songs have to have at least one of the four Fabs playing on the song, either with The Beatles of from their solo careers
2) You can have a theme or not!
3) You can only play three in a row by any one artist
4) The hard part: it has to time out to as close to 27 minutes as possible, not to exceed 27 minutes.

Email your playlist to bob.dorr@bobdorr.com

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It's my birthday weekend. This Medley Playlist is totally self indulgent

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/YER BLUES

JOHN LENNON-MOTHER

THE BEATLES-SGT. PEPPER'S REPRISE/A DAY IN THE LIFE/IT'S ONLY LOVE

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-I WILL

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-CONFIDANTE

THE BEATLES-ROCKY RACCOON (DEMO)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-HUNT YOU DOWN

THE BEATLES-NOT GUILTY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-I DON'T KNOW

THE BEATLES-THE CONTINUING STORY OF BUNGALO BILL/BLACK BIRD (DEMO)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-STATION II

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired 10/21/18

Maybe something you haven't heard before!

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GET STARTED/COME ON TO ME

GEORGE HARRISON-DEEP PURPLE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-PEOPLE WANT PEACE/DOMINOES

GEORGE HARRISON-MISS O'DELL

THE BEATLES-WHEN I'M 64 (TAKE 2)/SGT. PEPPERS LHCB REPRISE (TAKE 8)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This FAB Christmas originally aired 12/11/16

Merry Krimble!

RINGO STARR-COME ON CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS COME ON/DEAR SANTA

THE BEATLES-FAN CLUB CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 1967

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME

THE BEATLES-FAN CLUB CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 1968

RINGO STARR-PEACE BE WITH YOU (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-OB LA DI OB LA DA/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (DEMO VERSIONS)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-HAPPY WITH YOU/BACK IN BRAZIL

THE BEATLES-JULIA/SEXY SADIE (DEMO VERSIONS)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DESPITE REPEATED WARNINGS

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Remembering John Lennon 38 years after his murder, special fundraising edition of the Medley

THE BEATLES-DEAR PRUDENCE/I'M SO TIRED/YER BLUES (Demo takes)

JOHN LENNON-I'M LOSING YOU

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION (Demo take)

This Medley originally aired 10/7/18

This week's Medley was suggested by Des Moines listener Partick Tape Fleming with the theme All Songs with Paul McCartney Playing Drums!

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DANCE TONIGHT

THE BEATLES-DEAR PRUDENCE/COME AND GET IT/THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAMA MISS AMERICA

THE BEATLES-MARTHA MY DEAR

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THE LOVELY LINDA

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR

WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GET STARTED/CAESAR ROCK

GEORGE HARRISON-BANGLA DESH (SINGLE VERSION)/TRY SOME BUY SOME

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WHO CARES/DO IT NOW

RINGO STARR-POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist supplied by Quad Cities listener Jeff Johnston with the theme Missed Connections

THE BEATLES-THE ONE AFTER 909 (Anthology 1 version)/GIRL/YOU WON'T SEE ME

GEORGE HARRISON-ISN'T IT A PITY

THE BEATLES-FOR NO ONE/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

PAUL MC CARTNEY-HERE TODAY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley playlist was submitted by Urbandale listener Russ Richardson with the theme: Brought to you by the letter "B" (all song titles starting with the letter B) This Medley originally aired 7/1/18

THE BEATLES-BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN/BLUE JAY WAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN/BLUE JEAN BOP

THE BEATLES-BECAUSE

GEORGE HARRISON-BLOOD FROM A CLONE

JOHN LENNON-BEAUTIFUL BOY

RINGO STARR-BEAUCOUP OF BLUES

THE BEATLES-BABY'S IN BLACK

THE BEATLES -FLYING (EXCERPT

Maybe something you haven't heard before!

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GET STARTED/COME ON TO ME

GEORGE HARRISON-DEEP PURPLE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-PEOPLE WANT PEACE/DOMINOES

GEORGE HARRISON-MISS O'DELL

THE BEATLES-WHEN I'M 64 (TAKE 2)/SGT. PEPPERS LHCB REPRISE (TAKE 8)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

October 9 was John Lennon's 78th birthday. This week's Medley is all about John

THE BEATLES-STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER/DON'T LET ME DOWN (Naked version)/REVOLUTION #1

JOHN LENNON-NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT

THE BEATLES-BABY'S IN BLACK (Hollywood Bowl Aug. 1965)/BAD BOY/YOU CAN'T DO THAT

JOHN LENNON-RIP IT UP/READY TEDDY

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley was suggested by Des Moines listener Partick Tape Fleming with the theme All Songs with Paul McCartney Playing Drums!

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DANCE TONIGHT

THE BEATLES-DEAR PRUDENCE/COME AND GET IT/THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAMA MISS AMERICA

THE BEATLES-MARTHA MY DEAR

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THE LOVELY LINDA

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR

WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-THANK YOU GIRL/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/TAXMAN

JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-SGT. PEPPER'S LHCB/WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

RINGO STARR-GIVE MORE LOVE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-PARTY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

No theme/totally at random

THE BEATLES-MATCHBOX/ONE AFTER 909/WHEN I GET HOME

PAUL MC CARTNEY-TEDDY BOY

THE BEATLES-AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING/REAL LOVE/BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN

JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO

THE BEATLES-I WILL/PS I LOVE YOU/DIG IT

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-HELP/FREE AS A BIRD/DON'T PASS ME BY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WITH A LITTLE LUCK

THE BEATLES-MONEY/BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE/TWO OF US

JOHN LENNON-PEGGY SUE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist comes from Cedar Falls listener Patrick Ashwood with the theme One Beatle Missing

THE BEATLES-I ME MINE/BACK IN THE USSR/SHE SAID SHE SAID

RINGO STARR-I'M THE GREATEST

THE BEATLES-THE INNER LIGHT/LONG LONG LONG

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO

THE BEATLES-LOVE YOU TO

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired 7/29/18

This week's Medley was suggested by Cedar Rapids listener Phillip Smith with the theme "Characters"

THE BEATLES-FOOL ON THE HILL/SEXY SADIE/LOVELY RITA

GEORGE HARRISON-SOFT-HEARTED HANNA

THE BEATLES-ROCKY RACCOON/MEAN MR. MUSTARD/DOCTOR ROBERT

RINGO STARR-DEVIL WOMAN

THE BEATLES-ELENOR RIGBY/MAGGIE MAE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Boys play live. This Medley originally aire 4/16/17

THE BEATLES-YOU CAN'T DO THAT/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

GEORGE HARRISON-BANGLA DESH

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/I'VE GOT A FEELING

WINGS-MAYBE I'M A MAZED

THE BEATLES-GET BACK

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

No theme, totally at random!

THE BEATLES-LET IT BE/FOR YOU BLUE (NAKED ALBUM)

THE DIRTY MAC-YER BLUES

THE BEATLES-FREE AS A BIRD/THIS BOY (TAKES 12 & 13)

RINGO STARR-POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 29

Jul 29, 2018

This week's Medley was suggested by Cedar Rapids listener Phillip Smith with the theme "Characters"

THE BEATLES-FOOL ON THE HILL/SEXY SADIE/LOVELY RITA

GEORGE HARRISON-SOFT-HEARTED HANNA

THE BEATLES-ROCKY RACCOON/MEAN MR. MUSTARD/DOCTOR ROBERT

RINGO STARR-DEVIL WOMAN

THE BEATLES-ELENOR RIGBY/MAGGIE MAE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 22

Jul 28, 2018

The annual summertime trip to the movies

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/AND I LOVE HER/TELL ME WHY

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH-FROM ME TO YOU FANTASY

THE BEATLES-ANOTHER GIRL/YOU'RE GONNA LOSE THAT GIRL/YELLOW SUBMARINE

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH-YELLOW SUBMARINE IN PEPPERLAND

THE BEATLES-HEY BULLDOG/ONLY A NORTHERN SONG/ALL TOGETHER NOW

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH-ANOTHER HARD DAYS NIGHT (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 15

Jul 18, 2018

This Medley originally aired 3/25/18

The Beatles as a cover band

THE BEATLES-TWIST & SHOUT/YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME/MONEY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SHE SAID YEAH

THE BEATLES-HONEY DON'T/WORDS OF LOVE/BAD BOY

GEORGE HARRISON-GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU

THE BEATLES-ACT NATURALLY

RINGO STARR-YOU'RE 16

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 8

Jul 9, 2018

This week's Medley playlist was submitted by Des Moines area listener Shawn Plank, celebrating Ringo Starr's 78th Birthday (July 7)

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

RINGO STARR-EARLY 1970

JOHN LENNON-HOLD ON

RINGO STARR-WALK WITH YOU/IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS/A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

RINGO STARR-ELIZABETH REIGNS

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 1

Jul 3, 2018

This week's Medley playlist was submitted by Urbandale listener Russ Richardson with the theme: Brought to you by the letter "B" (all song titles starting with the letter B)

THE BEATLES-BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN/BLUE JAY WAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BROWN EYED HANDSOME MAN/BLUE JEAN BOP

THE BEATLES-BECAUSE

GEORGE HARRISON-BLOOD FROM A CLONE

JOHN LENNON-BEAUTIFUL BOY

RINGO STARR-BEAUCOUP OF BLUES

THE BEATLES-BABY'S IN BLACK

THE BEATLES -FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 24

Jun 25, 2018

This week's Medley playlist was submitted by Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt, with the theme 2018 Musings

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR/SEXY SADIE

WINGS-JUNIOR'S FARM

THE BEATLES-FOOL ON THE HILL

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW/PIGGIES/I'M SO TIRED

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE

The Beatles Medley June 17

Jun 21, 2018

This week's playlist comes from San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay, celebrating his favorite Beatle (Paul McCartney) 76th birthday on June 18

THE BEATLES-KANSAS CITY/HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LAWDY MISS CLAWDY/I SAW HER STANDING THERE/THAT WAS ME

THE BEATLES-GET BACK/BACK IN THE USSR

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FLAMING PIE/ALL SHOOK UP

THE BEATLES-FIXING A HOLE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THE END OF THE END

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MOMMA MISS AMERICA

The Beatles Medley June 10

Jun 12, 2018

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA/COME TOGETHER (LIVE)

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-BLUE BIRD/LET ME ROLL IT

THE BEATLES-YOU CAN'T DO THAT/THINGS WE SAID TODAY

JOHN LENNON-HOUND DOG (LIVE)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-I GOT STUNG

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 3

Jun 5, 2018

This Medley playlist originally aired 2/25/18 with the theme: The Beatles 1968-72

The Beatles-The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill/Glass Onion/Savoy TruffleGeorge Harrison-I Dig LoveThe Beatles-You Never Give Me Your Money/Maxwell's Silver HammerPaul McCartney & Wings-Hi Hi HiThe Beatles-One After 909The Beatles-Flying (excerpt)

The Beatles Medley May 27

May 29, 2018

Memorial Day weekend, we remember John and George

THE BEATLES-DIZZY MISS LIZZY (HOLLY WOOD BOWL)/FOR YOU BLUE

JOHN LENNON-I'M LOSING YOU

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING (LIVE IN JAPAN)

THE BEATLES-YER BLUES/SAVOY TRUFFLE

JOHN LENNON-DEAR YOKO

GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE SUN (LIVE-CONCERT FOR BANGLA DESH)

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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