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 May 6

May 6, 2018

Ringo, John, Paul, George

THE BEATLES-MATCHBOX

JOHN LENNON-ISOLATION

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAVE US

THE BEATLES-DON'T BOTHER ME

RINGO STARR-BRIDGES

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION

THE BEATLES-THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD (Naked Version)

GEORGE HARRISON-WHEN WE WAS FAB

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Totally at random playlist!

THE BEATLES-ALL I'VE GOT TO DO/NORWEGIAN WOOD/GETTING BETTER

GEORGE HARRISON-ISN'T IT A PITY

THE BEATLES-HELP/TWO OF US/ONE AFTER 909

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-JET

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ROCKESTRA THEME (EXCERPT)

Lennon OR McCartney

JOHN LENNON-MIND GAMES

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-LET ME ROLL IT

JOHN LENNON-CRIPPLED INSIDE

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-HELEN WHEELS

JOHN LENNON-GIMME SOME TRUTH

PAUL MC CARTNEY-TOO MANY PEOPLE

JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ROCKESTRA THEME (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-TAXMAN/BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN/YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY

GEORGE HARRISON-LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD

THE BEATLES-HELLO GOODBYE/FOOL ON THE HILL

JOHN LENNON w/ERIC CLAPTON-MONEY (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-I, ME, MINE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley April 8

Apr 10, 2018

This week's playlist was submitted by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay

THE BEATLES-I'LL GET YOU/PLEASE MR. POSTMAN/CRY FOR A SHADOW

RINGO STARR-EARLY 1970

THE BEATLES-HELTER SKELTER/JULIA

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-SPIN IT ON

THE BEATLES-A DAY IN THE LIFE/THINK FOR YOURSELF

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Ringo Starr was Knighted on March 20. This Medley is all about The Drummer!

THE BEATLES-YELLOW SUBMARINE (REAL LOVE MAXI-SINGLE REMIX)

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-OCTOPUS'S GARDEN

RINGO STARR-NOT LOOKING BACK

THE BEATLES-WHAT GOES ON?

RINGO STARR-NO, NO, SONG/WE'RE ON THE ROAD AGAIN

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN/GOOD NIGHT

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles as a cover band

THE BEATLES-TWIST & SHOUT/YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME/MONEY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SHE SAID YEAH

THE BEATLES-HONEY DON'T/WORDS OF LOVE/BAD BOY

GEORGE HARRISON-GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU

THE BEATLES-ACT NATURALLY

RINGO STARR-YOU'RE 16

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-I WILL/LOVE YOU TO/YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL

RINGO STARR-RORY & THE HURRICANES

THE BEATLES-THANK YOU GIRL/LONG TALL SALLY/I'M DOWN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ROUGH RIDE

THE BEATLES-COME TOGETHER

THE BEATLES-I WANT YOU (EXCERPT)

Totally at random, no theme

THE BEATLES-GET BACK (NAKED VERSION)/FIXING A HOLE/YOU WON'T SEE ME

PAUL MC CARTNEY-DRIVING RAIN

THE BEATLES-RAIN/YES IT IS/REVOLUTION (SINGLE VERSION)

JOHN LENNON-GOD

THE BEATLES-I, ME, MINE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The LUV playlist

THE BEATLES-IF I FELL/WORDS OF LOVE/IT'S ONLY LOVE

RINGO STARR-GIVE MORE LOVE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MAYBE I'M AMAZED

GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE

JOHN LENNON-OH MY LOVE

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/PS I LOVE YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-VALENTINE DAY (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/DIZZY MISS LIZZIE/TICKET TO RIDE (LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL)

RINGO STARR- & HIS ALL STARR BAND-YELLOW SUBMARINE (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/I'VE GOT A FEELING/GET BACK

GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN (LIVE IN JAPAN)

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley playlist was submitted by Urbandale listener Russ Richardson with the theme All About Paul

THE BEATLES-LET IT BE/PENNY LANE

THE FIREMAN-SING THE CHANGES/HIGHWAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAVE US/MY VALENTINE

THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR/MICHELLE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist comes from Quad Cities' listener Lucas Syoen with the theme: George Going Backwards

TRAVELING WILBURYS-HANDLE WITH CARE/END OF THE LINE

GEORGE HARRISON-FISH ON THE SAND/GIVE ME LOVE/MY SWEET LORD

THE BEATLES-SOMETHING/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/YER BLUES/LONG, LONG, LONG

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/THINGS WE SAID TODAY/I'LL BE BACK

GEORGE HARRISON-WHEN WE WAS FAB

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired 4/16/17

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)

This New Year's Eve Medley was submitted by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme "Time"

JOHN LENNON-(JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER

THE BEATLES-ANY TIME AT ALL

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THINGS MUST PASS

RINGO STARR-STEP LIGHTLY

THE BEATLES-NOT A SECOND TIME/I WANT TO TELL YOU/GETTING BETTER

RINGO STARR-AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

THE BEATLES-WE CAN WORK IT OUT/SARGENT PEPPER'S REPRISE

This Medley originally aired 8/27/17

This week's playlist was suggested by Ian Gibbons from Madrid IA with the theme The Beatles Love

THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO

WINGS-SILLY LOVE SONG

JOHN LENNON-OH MY LOVE

THE BEATLES-IT'S ONLY LOVE

RINGO STARR-YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE

GEORGE HARRISON-I REALLY LOVE YOU

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This Medley 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)

JOHN LENNON-HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)

THE BEATLES-DIZZY MISS LIZZIE/YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY

JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO

THE BEATLES-DON'T LET ME DOWN/TWIST & SHOUT/YOU CAN'T DO THAT

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week we remember George Harrison, who died Nov. 29, 2001

GEORGE HARRISON-LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD/SUE ME SUE YOU BLUES

THE BEATLES-I NEED YOU/PIGGIES

GEORGE HARRISON-GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU/WHAT IS LIFE

THE BEATLES-ONLY A NORTHERN SONG

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

All selections from the newly remixed 50th Anniversary edition of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and Ringo's new CD Give More Love

THE BEATLES-GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING/SGT. PEPPER'S REPRISE

RINGO STARR-STANDING STILL/SO WRONG FOR SO LONG/BACK OFF BOOGALOO

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU

RINGO STARR-PHOTOGRAPH

THE BEATLES-SHE'S LEAVING HOME

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

A Halloween soundscape for this week's Medley!

THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/DEVIL IN HER HEART

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUN DEVIL RUN

THE BEATLES-TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS/BLUE JAY WAY/HELTER SKELTER

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF DARKNESS

JOHN & YOKO-DON'T BE SCARED

JOHN LENNON-MY MUMMY'S DEAD

This week's Medley playlist was submitted by Urbandale listener Russ Richardson with the theme: Head, Hands, and Heart

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-MEDLEY (HOLD ME TIGHT/LAZY DYNAMITE/HANDS OF LOVE/POWER CUT)

THE BEATLES-I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY BABY

GEORGE HARRISON-SOFT HEARTED HANA

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MY BRAVE FACE

JOHN LENNON-I DON'T WANT TO FACE IT

This weeks playlist was submitted by Des Moines area listener Shawn Plank with the theme "Goodbye"

THE BEATLES-HELLO GOODBYE/KANSAS CITY-HEY HEY HEY HEY/SHE'S LEAVING HOME

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THINGS MUST PASS

RINGO STARR-YOU AND ME (BABE)

JOHN LENNON-JUST BECAUSE

THE BEATLES-THE END/BYE BYE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist alternates between tracks from the new remixed/remastered 50th Anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Ringo's new CD Give More Love

THE BEATLES-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

RINGO STARR-SPEED OF SOUND

THE BEATLES-BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE

RINGO STARR-KING OF THE KINGDOM

THE BEATLES-WHEN I'M 64

RINGO STARR-YOU CAN'T FIGHT LIGHTNING

THE BEATLES-LOVELY RITA

RINGO STARR-SHAKE IT UP

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Ringo's new disc Give More Love is featured along with vintage Fab tunes that he sang

THE BEATLES-BOYS

RINGO STARR-WE'RE ON THE ROAD AGAIN

THE BEATLES-MATCHBOX

RINGO STARR-LAUGHABLE

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN

RINGO STARR-GIVE MORE LOVE

THE BEATLES-DON'T PASS ME BY

RINGO STARR-SHOW ME THE WAY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-THANK YOU GIRL/I'LL GET YOU/I FEEL FINE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-APPRECIATE

THE BEATLES-ACROSS THE UNIVERSE/YOU KNOW MY NAME

JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE

THE BEATLES-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt and family caught Paul McCartney's show in Des Moines and crafted this Medley out of their favorite songs from that concert

THE BEATLES-CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

THE BEATLES-ELENOR RIGBY/SOMETHING

WINGS-MAYBE I'M AMAZED

THE BEATLES-YOU WON'T SEE ME/BLACKBIRD

WINGS-LIVE AND LET DIE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This is a fundraising edition of The Medley. Say Yeah, Yeah, Yeah to The Fabs on IPR 800-235-2665 iowapublicradio.org

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/EIGHT DAYS A WEEK/DON'T LET ME DOWN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAID

THE BEATLES-MONEY/TAXMAN

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired June 25, 2017

TONY SHERIDAN & THE BEAT BOYS-WHY (CAN'T YOU LOVE ME AGAIN)

THE BEATLES-THERE'S A PLACE/LONG TALL SALLY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING

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

RINGO STARR-VERTICAL MAN

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION I/THE ONE AFTER 909

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

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