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 playlist was submitted by the father/son team Jeff and Ian Gibbons from Madrid IA, with the theme "Beatle Blues"

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE

GEORGE HARRISON-VATICAN BLUES

JOHN LENNON-OUT OF THE BLUE

WINGS-BLUEBIRD

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS-NEW BLUE MOON

RINGO STARR-BLUE TURNING GREY OVER YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SINGING THE BLUES

THE BEATLES-YER BLUES

The Fabs play LIVE!

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)

The Beatles Medley April 9

Apr 10, 2017

This week's playlist was suggested by listeners Justin and Katie Schultes with the theme ABCs of The Fab Four (A-I)

THE BEATLES-ALL MY LOVING

PAUL MC CARTNEY'S WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

THE BEATLES-CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/DRIVE MY CAR/ELENOR RIGBY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FLAMING PIE

THE BEATLES-GET BACK/HERE COMES THE SUN

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY/A HARD DAYS NIGHT/DIG A PONY

JOHN LENNON-CRIPPLED INSIDE

THE BEATLES-ANY TIME AT ALL/I'LL CRY INSTEAD/MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-ALL TOGETHER NOW/BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN/CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was submitted by Independence IA listener Mark Hoover with the theme, songs with women's names in the lyric

THE BEATLES-GET BACK/SEXY SADIE/ROCKY RACCOON

JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO

THE BEATLES-LADY MADONNA/POLYTHENE PAM/MICHELE

JOHN LENNON-PEGGY SUE

THE BEATLES-DEAR PRUDENCE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was submitted by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay utilizing the OR NOT option with rule #2 (You can have a theme OR NOT)

JOHN LENNON-(JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER/IT'S SO HARD

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-DELIVER YOUR CHILDREN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-IT'S NOW OR NEVER

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO/THIS IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN

RINGO STARR-DON'T PASS ME BY (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-FLYING

This week's Medley Playlist was suggested by UNI Associate Professor David Grant, with the theme "Rockestra"

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-ROCKESTRA THEME

RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO (1981 VERSION)

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF THE DARKNESS

RINGO STARR-SNOOKEROO

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WE GOT MARRIED

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

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was submitted by Cedar Rapids' listener Matt Brandt

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/DRIVE MY CAR/I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LIVE AND LET DIE

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY/YOU WON'T SEE ME/SERGEANT PEPPER'S REPRISE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAY SAY SAY

THE BEATLES-LADY MADONNA/I'LL CRY INSTEAD/HER MAJESTY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

George Harrison's 74th birthday weekend!

THE BEATLES-SOMETHING/BLUE JAY WAY/I, ME, MINE

GEORGE HARRISON-WHEN WE WAS FAB/ISN'T IT A PITY

THE BEATLES-PIGGIES

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

The week's playlist was submitted by Independence listener Mark Hoover with the theme: songs with numbers in the lyric

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/8 DAYS A WEEK/TWO OF US

JOHN LENNON-CRIPPLED INSIDE

THE BEATLES-I'M A LOSER/THE ONE AFTER 909/EVERYBODY'S TRYIN' TO BE MY BABY

JOHN LENNON-IMAGINE

RINGO STARR-YOU'RE 16

THE BEATLES- FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley playlist was submitted by Quad Cities' listener Peter Caras with the theme 'Early 60s Beatles'

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN/THIS BOY/DON'T BOTHER ME

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FINE LINE

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY/I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY/I'M A LOSER

RINGO STARR-EYE TO EYE

THE BEATLES-BOYS/DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/PLEASE PLEASE M

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley playlist comes from Des Moines listener Chris Biagini with the theme The Life & Death of Romantic Love!

THE BEATLES-GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

PAUL MC CARTNEY-CALICO SKIES

THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/SOMETHING

JOHN LENNON-ONE DAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SONG WE WERE SINGING

THE BEATLES-THE NIGHT BEFORE/I'LL CRY INSTEAD

JOHN LENNON-ISOLATION

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO/PS I LOVE YOU/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

RINGO STARR-RORY & THE HURRICANES

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/DON'T LET ME DOWN/A DAY IN THE LIFE

JOHN LENNON-GOD

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was submitted by West Des Moines listener Julie Thomas with the theme Boys & Girls

THE BEATLES-PLEASE PLEASE ME/GIRL/ANOTHER GIRL

JOHN LENNON-BEAUTIFUL BOY

GEORGE HARRISON-BEAUTIFUL GIRL

THE BEATLES-YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL

RINGO STARR-BAD BOY

PAUL McCARTNEY-DEAR BOY

THE BEATLES-THIS BOY/BAD BOY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired 11/20/16

This week's playlist comes from Madrid IA listener Jeff Gibbons with the theme "Baby Songs"

THE BEATLES-BABY IT'S YOU/BABY'S IN BLACK

JOHN LENNON-ANGEL BABY

THE BEATLES-EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

GEORGE HARRISON-BABY DON'T RUN AWAY

THE BEATLES-BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN

RINGO STARR-HEY BABY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BABY'S REQUEST

THE BEATLES-CRY BABY CRY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired 10/16/16

This week's Medley was suggested by listener Jason Noble with the theme "Speaking in another language"

THE BEATLES-SIE LIEBT DICH/MICHELLE/BESEME MUCHO

JOHN LENNON-AISUMASEN

THE BEATLES-SUN KING

PAUL MC CARTNEY-OU EST LE SOLEIL

GEORGE HARRISON-MY SWEET LORD

THE BEATLES-KOM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND

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)

 

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-CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/HELP

GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN

THE BEATLES-DIZZY MISS LIZZY

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-FAN CLUB CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 1963

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

This week's playlist was submitted by Des Moines listener Patrick Tape Fleming with the theme: songs with two word titles.

THE BEATLES-THE WORD/POLYTHENE PAM

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DEAR BOY

THE BEATLES-OCTOPUS'S GARDEN

GEORGE HARRISON-WAH-WAH

THE BEATLES-SEXY SADIE

JOHN LENNON-JEALOUS GUY

THE BEATLES-HELTER SKELTER/HER MAJESTY

This week's playlist comes from Madrid IA listener Jeff Gibbons with the theme "Baby Songs"

THE BEATLES-BABY IT'S YOU/BABY'S IN BLACK

JOHN LENNON-ANGEL BABY

THE BEATLES-EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

GEORGE HARRISON-BABY DON'T RUN AWAY

THE BEATLES-BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN

RINGO STARR-HEY BABY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BABY'S REQUEST

THE BEATLES-CRY BABY CRY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

A Halloween edition!

THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/BLUE JAY WAY/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

JOHN LENNON-MY MUMMY'S DEAD

THE BEATLES-FREE AS A BIRD/HELTER SKELTER/GLASS ONION

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUN DEVIL RUN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired 9/4/16

The Fabs as a blues band

THE BEATLES-YER BLUES/FOR YOU BLUE/DON'T LET ME DOWN

BILLY PRESTON-THAT'S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT

THE BEATLES-OH! DARLING/SLOW DOWN

GEORGE HARRISON-SUE ME, SUE YOU BLUES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALL SHOOK UP

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley was suggested by listener Jason Noble with the theme "Speaking in another language"

THE BEATLES-SIE LIEBT DICH/MICHELLE/BESEME MUCHO

JOHN LENNON-AISUMASEN

THE BEATLES-SUN KING

PAUL MC CARTNEY-OU EST LE SOLEIL

GEORGE HARRISON-MY SWEET LORD

THE BEATLES-KOM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND

Happy 76th Birthday, John Lennon!

THE BEATLES-HELP/I FEEL FINE/REAL LOVE

JOHN LENNON-OH, MY LOVE/GOD SAVE OZ

JOHN LENNON/YOKO ONO 1970 PEACE MESSAGE (EXCERPT)

JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE

THE BEATLES-HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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

PAUL MC CARTNEY-APPRECIATE

THE BEATLES-CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

(LIVE FUNDRAISING)

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

This week's Medley was suggested by Fairfield listener Geoff Shaffer with the theme Within/Without you

THE BEATLES-BECAUSE/STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER/WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE

THE BEATLES-THE INNER LIGHT

GEORGE HARRISON-MY SWEET LORD

THE BEATLES-ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley was suggested by Jeff Gibbons of Madrid IA with the theme: "I'm" songs

THE BEATLES-I'M A LOSER

PAUL MC CARTNEY-I'M CARRYING

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN

JOHN LENNON-I'M LOSING YOU

THE BEATLES-I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU

RINGO STARR-I'M THE GREATEST

THE BEATLES-I'M ONLY SLEEPING

JOHN LENNON-I'M STEPPING OUT

THE BEATLES-I'M SO TIRED

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

a 9/11 theme

THE BEATLES-A DAY IN THE LIFE/BABY'S IN BLACK/REVOLUTION I

JOHN LENNON-REMEMBER

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU

JOHN LENNON-GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

JOHN LENNON-GIVE PEACE A CHANCE (EXCERPT)

The Fabs as a blues band

THE BEATLES-YER BLUES/FOR YOU BLUE/DON'T LET ME DOWN

BILLY PRESTON-THAT'S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT

THE BEATLES-OH! DARLING/SLOW DOWN

GEORGE HARRISON-SUE ME, SUE YOU BLUES

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALL SHOOK UP

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

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