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.

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The Beatles Medley July 14

Jun 22, 2013

This week's medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme: Then & Later, featuring songs first done by The Beatles and later redone by one of the boys in his solo career.

The Beatles Medley June 30

Jun 18, 2013

This week's medley was picked out by listener Dan Messerschmidt from Marion. It originally aired April 7.

The Beatles Medley July 7

Jun 12, 2013

Today is Ringo's 73rd birthday so the medley is all about the drummerman!

The Beatles Medley June 23

Jun 12, 2013

A totally at random medley that includes something from Ringo's All-Starr Band circa 1990 and Paul's Run Devil Run solo record

The Beatles Medley June 16

Jun 11, 2013

Tuesday (June 18) is Paul McCartney's 71st birthday. San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay has dedicated this medley of McCartney music to his favorite Beatle.

The Beatles Medley June 9

Jun 6, 2013

Every song is from vinyl recordings this week

The Beatles Medley May 26

May 19, 2013

This Memorial Day weekend, The Medley remembers John Lennon and George Harrison.

The Beatles Medley May 19

May 16, 2013

FABulous songs that I haven't played recently on The Medley

The Beatles Medley May 12

May 9, 2013

This week's medley was picked out by Tom Oates from Solon IA with the theme of "Ladies Day" specifically for this Mother's Day edition.

The Beatles Medley May 5

May 2, 2013

The Fabs as a good old American rock'n'roll cover band. This show originally aired 3/31/13

The Fabs as a good old American rock'n'roll cover band.

Some recent Beatle additions to my personal collection including 70s vinyl from George's Extra Texture LP and the Wings 3-record set Wings Over America plus selections from the Yellow Submarine Soundtrack.

An at random selection, post 1966, with a little Luck o' the Irish thrown in for St. Paddy's Day!

"Help!" "Money" "Can't Buy Me Love" but it can get you great radio shows on Iowa Public Radio! It's a fundraising edition of the medley. Fab Four Fans we need to hear from you, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! Pledge: 800-971-8815 or

An unusual at random playlist with the 3rd song on each successive album comprising the 10 song medley

Cedar Rapids listener Ray Marshall picks out this week's medley, celebrating his favorite Beatles' birthday. George Harrison would have been 70 years old this weekend!

A late Valentine's present. A LUVly Medley this week.

The lads play live!

As we head into the final 6-8 weeks of winter, this week's medley listens to songs by the boys that were on the Billboard singles charts in February and March.

There was no listener submitted medley this week, so, left to my own devices, it's Songs With John Lennon As The Lead Singer!

This week's medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay. It's a bright and sunny collection of tunes with all the song titles having the word "sun" in them!

I'm wrapping up my birthday weekend with a totally self indulgent medley, with each FAB song having some life experience relevance for me. It's a Happy Birthday Beatles Medley!

This week listener Don Sutherland stacks the medley with some of his favorites from 1969-71.

Paul McCartney has remastered and rereleased a lot of his early albums in 2012. This week's Medley is comprised of songs from the "Bonus Audio" CD that is included with each original release.

This medley originally aired 9/9/12

Beatle Christmas!

Tonight's medley was submitted by Iowa City listener Jim Dreier to commemorate his 40th wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary Jim and Lee!

This week centers on the period 1967-72, so, late Beatles as a band and early Beatles as solo artists

This medley originally aired 11/11/12

A Day In The Life of The Fabs

This medley originally aired 6/3/12

This week's medley was suggested by San Antonio TX listener Karen Grady as a remembrance of George Harrison, who died Nov. 29, 2001

No theme, just Free Form Fun with The Fabs!

This medley originally aired 10/14/12