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-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)

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 week's Medley originally aired 1/8/17. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

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

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/AND I LOVE HER/TELL ME WHY

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-THE CHASE

THE BEATLES-HELP!/TICKET TO RIDE/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-THE BITTER END/YOU CAN'T DO THAT

THE BEATLES-BLUE JAY WAY/MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-ANOTHER HARD DAY'S NIGHT (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 23

Jul 29, 2017

Today's Beatles Medley originally aired November 27, 2016. Check that day's posting for a complete playlist

The Beatles Medley July 16

Jul 18, 2017

This Medley originally aired 6/4/17

This week's playlist comes from Des Moines area listener Shawn Plank with the theme Honesty/Truth

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/TELL ME WHY/THE NIGHT BEFORE

JOHN LENNON-STEEL AND GLASS

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF DARKNESS

THE BEATLES-WHAT YOU'RE DOING/I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU

JOHN LENNON-GIMME SOME TRUTH

The Beatles Medley July 9

Jul 11, 2017

This Medley originally aired 5/7/17

It was announced that Sir Paul McCartney is coming to Iowa On July 21, so this week's Medley is all about Paul!

THE BEATLES-OH DARLING/I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE/YESTERDAY

WINGS-HI HI HI/WITH A LITTLE LUCK

THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUN DEVIL RUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 2

Jul 11, 2017

All these songs were on the charts in the summer: Summer Singles

THE BEATLES-RAIN/YELLOW SUBMARINE/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

JOHN LENNON-GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

THE BEATLES-BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN/THE BALLAD OF JOHN & YOKO

GEORGE HARRISON-BANGLA-DESH

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LIVE & LET DIE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 25

Jun 30, 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)

The Beatles Medley June 18

Jun 21, 2017

Today (June 18) is Paul McCartney's 75th birthday. This week's Medley playlist was submitted by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay, a self professed "world's biggest Paul McCartney fan"

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/THINGS WE SAID TODAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MATCHBOX

THE BEATLES-GET BACK

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BIRTHDAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MULL OF KINTYRE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-STRAWBERRY FIELDS-HELP-GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

The Beatles Medley June 11

Jun 14, 2017

This week's playlist was submitted by teacher Jonathan Shea and his student Chloe with an 'economics" theme

GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE SUN

THE BEATLES-OBLADI OBLADA

JOHN LENNON-IMAGINE

THE BEATLES-I WANT YOU

RINGO STARR-I'M THE GREATEST

WINGS-LET 'EM IN

THE BEATLES-SGT. PEPPER'S REPRISE

The Beatles Medley June 4

Jun 4, 2017

This week's playlist comes from Des Moines area listener Shawn Plank with the theme Honesty/Truth

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/TELL ME WHY/THE NIGHT BEFORE

JOHN LENNON-STEEL AND GLASS

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF DARKNESS

THE BEATLES-WHAT YOU'RE DOING/I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU

JOHN LENNON-GIMME SOME TRUTH

The Beatles Medley May 28

May 29, 2017

Memorial Day weekend, we remember John and George

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU/I'M SO TIRED/PIGGIES

JOHN LENNON-WELL, WELL, WELL

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN

THE BEATLES-YOU CAN'T DO THAT/I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley May 7

May 9, 2017

It was announced that Sir Paul McCartney is coming to Iowa On July 21, so this week's Medley is all about Paul!

THE BEATLES-OH DARLING/I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE/YESTERDAY

WINGS-HI HI HI/WITH A LITTLE LUCK

THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUN DEVIL RUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

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