Beatles Medley

Sundays at 6:30 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One and Fridays at 2:30 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

Ways to Connect

This week's Medley was submitted by Waterloo listener Dale Shaw with the theme Summer In The City

GEORGE HARRISON-IT'S WHAT YOU VALUE

RINGO STARR-YOU'RE 16

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/I'M ONLY SLEEPING/ONLY A NORTHERN SONG

JOHN LENNON-MEAT CITY

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS-LAST NIGHT/WILBURY TWIST

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired 4/10/16

It's literally Ringo, John, Paul, George!

RINGO STARR-LOVE ME DO

THE BEATLES-THIS BOY

WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

GEORGE HARRISON-LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN/BAD BOY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BLUE JEAN BOP

THE BEATLES-THE INNER LIGHT

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme: Questions?      This Medley originally aired May 1, 2016

THE BEATLES-AIN'T SHE SWEET/WHAT GOES ON

RINGO STARR-WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WHY SO BLUE/OH WOMAN, OH WHY

THE BEATLES-WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD/HOW DO YOU DO IT

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 24

Jul 24, 2016

This week's Medley was suggested by Jack and Anne Cozad in celebration of their birthdays this coming week!

THE BEATLES-BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE/AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING

WINGS-COMING UP (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-THE FOOL ON THE HILL

JOHN LENNON-REMEMBER

THE BEATLES-WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS/OH! DARLING/HERE COMES THE SUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 17

Jul 18, 2016

Beatles 1967-1971 (This Medley originally aired 2/28/16)

THE BEATLES-LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS/DON'T PASS ME BY/I WANT YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAN WE WAS LONELY

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US/DIG A PONY/I WILL

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 10

Jul 11, 2016

It's the annual trip to the movies with The Fabs!

THE BEATLES-TELL ME WHY/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER/AND I LOVE HER

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-FROM ME TO YOU FANTASY

THE BEATLES-THE NIGHT BEFORE/I NEED YOU/TICKET TO RIDE

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-MARCH OF THE MEANIES

THE BEATLES-ONLY A NORTHERN SONG/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-PEPPERLAND (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 3

Jul 3, 2016

This week's theme is Ringo, John, Paul, George, repeat. This Medley originally aired 10/18/15

RINGO STARR-RORY & THE HURRICANES

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL/LET IT BE (NAKED)

GEORGE HARRISON-THIS IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-BOYS

JOHN LENNON-BE BOP A LULA

PAUL MC CARTNEY-APPRECIATE

THE BEATLES-DON'T BOTHER ME

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 26

Jun 28, 2016

THE BEATLES-THANK YOU GIRL/I CALL YOUR NAME/SLOWDOWN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAN WE WAS LONELY

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL/TELL ME WHY/I'LL CRY INSTEAD

JOHN LENNON-GOD

THE BEATLES-HOLD ME TIGHT/NOT A SECOND TIME/LITTLE CHILD

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 19

Jun 21, 2016

This week's playlist was suggested by Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt with an eye towards Father's Day

THE BEATLES-SERGEANT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND/WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/SHE IS LEAVING

JOHN LENNON-BEAUTIFUL BOY

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR/ELEANOR RIGBY/HEY JUDE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-PUT IT THERE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 12

Jun 15, 2016

This week's playlist comes via suggestion from San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay, celebrating his favorite Beatle's birthday. Happy Birthday, Paul McCartney (June 18)

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-TAKE IT AWAY

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

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SUMMER OF '59

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-ONE MORE KISS/SAN FERRY ANNE

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE (LIVE)/SHE LOVES YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-KANSAS CITY/MATCHBOX

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 5

Jun 6, 2016

No theme, totally at random (this Medley originally aired 10/25/15

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US/AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE

JOHN LENNON-CRIPPLED INSIDE

THE BEATLES-THE FOOL ON THE HILL/PENNY LANE/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

TRAVELING WILBURYS-TWEETER & THE MONKEY MAN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley May 29

May 29, 2016

Memorial Day weekend, we remember John and George

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN/SLOW DOWN

JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU/YER BLUES/LONG LONG LONG

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

The Beatles Medley May 8

May 9, 2016

Tonight's Medley was suggested by Des Moines listener Sue Thill with the theme Life's Good (all the songs have either the word "life" or "good" in the title)

THE BEATLES-GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/JOHNNY B. GOODE/A DAY IN THE LIFE

WINGS-GOOD NIGHT TONIGHT

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING/IN MY LIFE/GOOD DAY SUNSHINE

The Beatles Medley May 1

May 3, 2016

This week's Medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme: Questions?

THE BEATLES-AIN'T SHE SWEET/WHAT GOES ON

RINGO STARR-WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WHY SO BLUE/OH WOMAN, OH WHY

THE BEATLES-WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD/HOW DO YOU DO IT

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley was picked out by Des Moines listener John Gallaher with the theme: Covers

THE BEATLES-ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC/KANSAS CITY/HEY HEY HEY HEY/HONEY DON'T

PAUL MC CARTNEY-IT'S SO EASY

JOHN LENNON-YOU CAN'T CATCH ME/AIN'T THAT A SHAME/DO YOU WANNA DANCE

THE BEATLES-MR. POSTMAN/TWIST & SHOUT (LIVE)

This week's Medley was suggested by Riverside listeners Keith Warwick and Claire Winkleblack (this Medley originally aired 3/6/16)

THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/SOMETHING/I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-SOLDIER OF LOVE/THIS BOY/IT WON'T BE LONG

JOHN LENNON-LOVE

THE BEATLES-A TASTE OF HONEY/HONEY PIE/'TIL THERE WAS YOU

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

It's literally Ringo, John, Paul, George!

RINGO STARR-LOVE ME DO

THE BEATLES-THIS BOY

WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

GEORGE HARRISON-LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN/BAD BOY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BLUE JEAN BOP

THE BEATLES-THE INNER LIGHT

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-TELL ME WHY/ANY TIME AT ALL/I'LL CRY INSTEAD

RINGO STARR-CONFIRMATION

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE/GET BACK/I ME MINE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALLIGATOR

THE BEATLES-DON'T LET ME DOWN/MATCHBOX/CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

An all live recordings show

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/FROM ME TO YOU/MONEY

GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING/BANGLA DESH

THE BEATLES-ALL MY LOVING/SHE LOVES YOU/LONG TALL SALLY

GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE SUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Tonight's Medley was suggested by Des Moines listener John Gallaher with the theme "Characters"

THE BEATLES-LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS/BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE/LOVELY RITA

WINGS-MAGNITO & TITANIUM MAN

THE BEATLES-THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF BUNGALO BILL/ROCKY RACCOON/SEXY SADIE

GEORGE HARRISON-THE BALLAD OF SIR FRANKIE CRISP

THE BEATLES-MEAN MR. MUSTARD

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Tonight's Medley was suggested by Des Moines listener Sue Thill with the theme Life's Good (all the songs have either the word "life" or "good" in the title)

THE BEATLES-GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/JOHNNY B. GOODE/A DAY IN THE LIFE

WINGS-GOOD NIGHT TONIGHT

GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING/IN MY LIFE/GOOD DAY SUNSHINE

This week's Medley was suggested by Riverside listeners Keith Warwick and Claire Winkleblack

THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/SOMETHING/I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-SOLDIER OF LOVE/THIS BOY/IT WON'T BE LONG

JOHN LENNON-LOVE

THE BEATLES-A TASTE OF HONEY/HONEY PIE/'TIL THERE WAS YOU

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This Valentine's Day Medley was submitted by Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt

THE BEATLES-YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ANOTHER DAY

THE BEATLES-IN MY LIFE/YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-GOODNIGHT TONIGHT

THE BEATLES-GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END

THE BEATLES-ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/HELP

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/BABY'S IN BLACK/I'M A LOSER

RINGO STARR-YELLOW SUBMARINE

THE BEATLES-LONG TALL SALLY

JOHN LENNON-MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT)

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/SHE LOVES YOU/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND

RINGO STARR-BAMBOULA

THE BEATLES-I ME MINE/I'VE GOT A FEELING/ONE AFTER 909

PAUL MC CARTNEY-I GOT STUNG

THE BEATLES-BAD BOY/YES IT IS

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was submitted by Iowa State University student Rachel Brandt

THE BEATLES-HER MAJESTY/TICKET TO RIDE/SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALL THINGS MUST PASS

THE BEATLES-PAPERBACK WRITER/NOWHERE MAN

RINGO STARR-HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU?

THE BEATLES-MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR/PENNY LANE/STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley was suggested by Waterloo listener Dale Shaw

PAUL MC CARTNEY-TAKE IT AWAY

JOHN LENNON-STARTING OVER

THE BEATLES-KANSAS CITY/HEY HEY HEY HEY

JOHN LENNON-READY TEDDY/RIP IT UP

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION

WINGS-HELEN WHEELS

JOHN LENNON-INTUITION

GEORGE HARRISON-DREAM AWAY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

My annual Birthday Beatles Medley

THE BEATLES-WHEN I'M 64/BIRTHDAY/I'M DOWN

JOHN LENNON-HOW DO YOU SLEEP?

THE BEATLES-TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS/TAXMAN/HEY BULLDOG

JON LENNON-GOD

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's medley originally aired 11/8/15. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

This Medley originally aired 12/21/14

THE BEATLES-CHRISTMAS TIME/1964 FAN CLUB XMAS MESSAGE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THE CHRISTMAS SONG

THE BEATLES-I FEEL FINE/1966 FAN CLUB XMAS MESSAGE/HELLO GOODBYE

RINGO STARR-THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REGGAE (EXCERPT)

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