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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The Beatles Medley July 14

Jul 14, 2019

This Medley originally aired April 21, 2019

THE BEATLES-HELLO-GOODBYE/ALL TOGETHER NOW/IT'S ALL TOO MUCH

RINGO STARR-SHAKE IT UP

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US/ONE AFTER 909 (NAKED VERSIONS)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-PEOPLE WANT PEACE

THE BEATLES-LONG, LONG, LONG

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 7

Jul 7, 2019

It's Ringo's 79th birthday! The playlist is suggested by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay

THE BEATLES-MATCHBOX

RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO

THE BEATLES-YELLOW SUBMARINE/ACT NATURALLY

RINGO STARR-YOU'RE 16

THE BEATLES-OCTOPUS'S GARDEN

RINGO STARR WITH VAN DYKE PARKS-ELIZABETH REIGNS

RINGO STARR-I'LL BE FINE ANYWHERE/STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June30

Jun 30, 2019

No song longer than 2:20!

THE BEATLES-FROM ME TO YOU/I'LL GET YOU/LONG TALL SALLY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-TEDDY BOY

THE BEATLES-WE CAN WORK IT OUT/PAPERBACK WRITER/LADY MADONNA

RINGO STARR-BYE BYE BLACKBIRD

THE BEATLES-NORWEGIAN WOOD/WAIT/DR. ROBERT

JOHN LENNON-HOLD ON

THE BEATLES-I'LL FOLLOW THE SUN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June23

Jun 25, 2019

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/LOVE ME DO/PS I LOVE YOU

GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN (LIVE)

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

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SHE SAID YEAH

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE

JOHN LENNON-GOD

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR  A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 16

Jun 24, 2019

Happy Birthday Paul McCartney (June 18, 77 years old) This Medley playlist was suggested by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay

PAUL MC CARTNEY-UNCLE ALBERT JAM/RINSE THE RAINDROPS/I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SALLY G

WINGS-I'VE HAD ENOUGH

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GET OUT OF MY WAY

THE BEATLES-ALL TOGETHER NOW

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MATCHBOX

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MOMMA MISS AMERICA (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 9

Jun 9, 2019

Totally at random, no theme!

RINGO STARR-RORY & THE HURRICANES

THE BEATLES-DON'T LET ME DOWN (NAKED VERSION)/I CALL YOUR NAME/I WANT TO TELL YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAYBE I'M AMAZED

THE BEATLES-HEY BULLDOG/FROM ME TO YOU/LONG TALL SALLY

JOHN LENNON-DO YOU WANNA DANCE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 2

Jun 3, 2019

Ringo, John, Paul, George!

THE BEATLES-HONEY DON'T

RINGO STARR-BAMBOULA

THE BEATLES-YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL

JOHN LENNON-WATCHING THE WHEELS

THE BEATLES-YESTERDAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-JUNIOR'S FARM

THE BEATLES-DON'T BOTHER ME

GEORGE HARRISON-LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A HADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley May 26

May 26, 2019

Live recordings remembering John & George for Memorial Day

THE BEATLES-YOU CAN'T DO THAT/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN/MONEY

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

GEORGE HARRISON WITH BILLY PRESTON-THAT'S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT

JOHN LENNON-BLUE SUEDE SHOES

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN

The Beatles Medley May 5

May 5, 2019

THE BEATLES-THINGS WE SAID TODAY/THE NIGHT BEFORE/YES IT IS

PAUL MC CARTNEY-HONEY HUSH

THE BEATLES-GIRL/LOVE YOU TO/HEY JUDE

JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/SLOW DOWN/I NEED YOU

JOHN LENNON-WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT

THE BEATLES-BABY, YOU'RE A RICH MAN/WHAT YOU'RE DOING/I'VE GOT A FEELING

JOHN LENNON-I'M LOSING YOU

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-HELLO-GOODBYE/ALL TOGETHER NOW/IT'S ALL TOO MUCH

RINGO STARR-SHAKE IT UP

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US/ONE AFTER 909 (NAKED VERSIONS)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-PEOPLE WANT PEACE

THE BEATLES-LONG, LONG, LONG

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This Medley playlist originally aired 3/3/19

This week's playlist was suggested by Independence listener Mark Hoover with the theme: Songs with a little sobbing going on

THE BEATLES-I'LL CRY INSTEAD/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS/FOR NO ONE

JOHN LENNON-JEALOUS GUY

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL/TELL ME WHY

JOHN LENNON-HOUND DOG

THE BEATLES-THIS BOY/DON'T PASS ME BY

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's Playlist was submitted by listener Rachel Brandt with the theme: Can you guess my favorite Beatle?

THE BEATLES-SAVOY TRUFFLE

GEORGE HARRISON-WHEN WE WAS FAB/GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS-HANDLE WITH CARE

THE BEATLES-I, ME, MINE

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS-INSIDE OUT

GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE SUN (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Totally at random, no theme!

RINGO STARR-RORY & THE HURRICANES

THE BEATLES-DON'T LET ME DOWN (NAKED VERSION)/I CALL YOUR NAME/I WANT TO TELL YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAYBE I'M AMAZED

THE BEATLES-HEY BULLDOG/FROM ME TO YOU/LONG TALL SALLY

JOHN LENNON-DO YOU WANNA DANCE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-A DAY IN THE LIFE/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-FREE AS A BIRD/COME TOGETHER

RINGO STARR-NOT LOOKING BACK

THE BEATLES-THE END/HER MAJESTY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

JOHN LENNON-THE LUCK OF THE IRISH

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WITH A LITTLE LUCK

THE BEATLES-OH DARLING

JOHN LENNON-SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-MULL OF KINTYRE

THE BEATLES-I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH

THE BEATLES-I'LL FOLLOW THE SUN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GIVE IRELAND BACK (INSTRUMENTAL)  (EXCERPT)

All singles from the spring (Mar. 21-June 21)

THE BEATLES-ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/LOVE ME DO

JOHN LENNON-WATCHING THE WHEELS

THE BEATLES-TICKET TO RIDE/LADY MADONNA/GET BACK

RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO

THE BEATLES-REAL LOVE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was suggested by Independence listener Mark Hoover with the theme: Songs with a little sobbing going on

THE BEATLES-I'LL CRY INSTEAD/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS/FOR NO ONE

JOHN LENNON-JEALOUS GUY

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL/TELL ME WHY

JOHN LENNON-HOUND DOG

THE BEATLES-THIS BOY/DON'T PASS ME BY

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The week's playlist comes from Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt. No theme, just "songs I like!"

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY/DRIVE MY CAR/I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LIVE AND LET DIE

THE  BEATLES-IT'S ONLY LOVE/ELENOR RIGBY

CREAM-BADGE

THE BEATLES-YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired 1/6/19

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 week's playlist comes from listener Ryan O'Rien with the first letter of each song title spelling out FOR ALICIA (his wife)

THE BEATLES-FIXING A HOLE/OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RAM ON

THE BEATLES-ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LOVELY LINDA

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/COME TOGETHER

GEORGE HARRISON-IF NOT FOR YOU

THE BEATLES-ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley comes from listeners Robyn from Durant and Theresa from Cedar Rapids and is all songs beginning with the letter "S"

THE BEATLES-SOMETHING/SHE LOVES YOU/SEXY SADIE

GEORGE HARRISON-SEE YOURSELF

THE BEATLES-SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW/SHE'S A WOMAN/STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

GEORGE HARRISON-SIMPLY SHADY

THE BEATLES-SOLDIER OF LOVE

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)

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