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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Ways to Connect

It's all charted singles from the summertime (6/21-9/21)

This medley originally aired July 1, 2012

Part or all of this show may be pre-empted by live coverage of the Newport Folk Festival.

This week's Beatles Medley was suggested by Marshalltown IPR listener Theresa Grady, who suggests an "acrostic" song list (look it up!) See if you can figure out the acrostic nature of this medley!

This medley originally aired 7/31/11

No theme and most of the tunes are from 1967 or later.

This week's medley was suggested by Quad Cities listener Neal Sears with a car driving theme

It's all charted singles from the summertime (6/21-9/21)

In light of the Queen of England's recent Diamond Jubilee celebration, Des Moines area IPR listener Shawn Plank suggests a Beatle song list that is fit for royalty!

Monday June 18 is Paul McCartney's 70th birthday so this week's medley is all Paul.

Summertime is the time for live music, so this week, it's The Fabs playing live, including shows in Stockholm Sweden 1963, The Hollywood Bowl 1965, and on the rooftop for the Let It Be album.

A Day In The Life of The Fabs

On Memorial Day weekend we remember John & George

It's all Paul.

It's a Ringo Thingo! Cuts from his new disc, old records, and performances with The Fabs

Songs from the FABulous catalog 1969-71.

Danny Armstrong, who listens to IPR from inside "The Big House" (his term not mine!) in Anamosa suggests this week's Beatles Medley.

Pre-1966 recordings by The Boys plus a song from Ringo's and McCartney's very first solo albums.

No rhyme, no reason, no theme! Random Fab Four songs and a few tunes from Ringo's new CD.

Tonight's playlist was suggested by listener Paul DuBay (who listens to IPR in San Antonio TX via streamed audio) with the theme "The Lonely Beatles" (all songs having the word "lonely" in the lyric)

Des Moines listener Shawn Plank is back with a Beatle song list that spotlights The Fab songs with that "standards" feeling.

Round and round with songs first by Ringo, then John, then Paul, then George, then repeat!

Cedar Falls IPR listener Andrew Carey has a John and George playlist this week.

Cedar Falls listener J. O'Laughlin revists the "Paul Is Dead" theory of 1969.

This week's medley was picked out by listeners Doug Reedy from Omaha and Carol Kress from Solon with the theme: Whatever Gets You Through The Night-songs about After Hours

This week's medley originally aired on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012