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

The Beatles Medley July 12

Jul 18, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa City listener Penny McKean with the theme: The Beatles-Exploring The Cosmos. This Medley originally aired 5/3/15 THE BEATLES-MR. MOONLIGHT/LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS/HERE COMES THE SUN PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-VENUS & MARS THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/FOOL ON THE HILL GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE MOON THE BEATLES-ACROSS THE UNIVERSE JOHN LENNON-IMAGINE THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 5

Jul 6, 2015

This week's Medley celebrates Ringo Starr's 75th birthday on July 7 RINGO STARR-RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN RINGO STARR-BAMBOULA THE BEATLES-HONEY DON'T RINGO STARR-YOU BRING THE PARTY DOWN THE BEATLES-MATCHBOX RINGO STARR-ISLAND IN THE SUN/POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 28

Jun 29, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa State University prof Christopher Chase with the theme Apple Obscurities. This show originally aired May 31, 2015 GEORGE HARRISON-YOU RINGO STARR-WHISPERING GRASS JACKIE LOMAX-SOUR MILK SEA DORIS TROY-AIN'T THAT CUTE MARY HOPKINS-GOODBYE BILL ELLIOTT & THE ELASTIC OZ BAND-GOD SAVE US RINGO STARR-COOCHY COOCHY PAUL MC CARTNEY-COME & GET IT (DEMO)

The Beatles Medley June 21

Jun 21, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt, compiled from some of his favorite Fab tunes THE BEATLES-YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY/IT'S ONLY LOVE/YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY WINGS-NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA THE BEATLES-GOOD MORNING/SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (REPRISE)/A DAY IN THE LIFE THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 14

Jun 14, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Paul DuBay, who listens to IPR via streamed audio in San Antonio TX, honoring his favorite Beatle, Paul McCartney's 73rd birthday on June 18th WINGS-HELEN WHEELS THE BEATLES-HALLELUJAH, I LOVE HER SO/ANOTHER GIRL PAUL MC CARTNEY-FLAMING PIE PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAVE US PAUL MC CARTNEY-THAT WAS ME THE BEATLES-PENNY LANE/SHE'S A WOMAN PAUL MC CARTNEY-GREAT COCK AND SEAGULL RACE PAUL MC CARTNEY-TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK

The Beatles Medley June 7

Jun 7, 2015

This week's Medley was picked out by Charles City listener Bruce Eldridge with every song having the word Love in the title THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE/AND I LOVE HER PAUL MC CARTNEY-MY LOVE THE BEATLES-P S I LOVE YOU/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/LOVE ME DO GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE JOHN LENNON-LOVE THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley May 31

May 31, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa State University prof Christopher Chase with the theme Apple Obscurities GEORGE HARRISON-YOU RINGO STARR-WHISPERING GRASS JACKIE LOMAX-SOUR MILK SEA DORIS TROY-AIN'T THAT CUTE MARY HOPKINS-GOODBYE BILL ELLIOTT & THE ELASTIC OZ BAND-GOD SAVE US RINGO STARR-COOCHY COOCHY PAUL MC CARTNEY-COME & GET IT (DEMO)

The Beatles Medley May 24

May 24, 2015

On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember the two Fabs who are no longer making earthly music THE BEATLES-DON'T BOTHER ME/THIS BOY GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE JOHN LENNON-I DON'T WANT TO BE A SOLDIER MAMA I DON'T WANT TO DIE THE BEATLES-I WANT TO TELL YOU/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN (LIVE) JOHN LENNON-DIZZY MISS LIZZY (LIVE) THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley May 3

May 3, 2015

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa City listener Penny McKean with the theme: The Beatles-Exploring The Cosmos THE BEATLES-MR. MOONLIGHT/LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS/HERE COMES THE SUN PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-VENUS & MARS THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/FOOL ON THE HILL GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE MOON THE BEATLES-ACROSS THE UNIVERSE JOHN LENNON-IM,AGINE THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was suggested by The Cozad Family, who listen to The Medley in the Quad Cities, with the theme: Travel & Locations THE BEATLES-MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR/DAY TRIPPER/DRIVE MY CAR GEORGE HARRISON-ANY ROAD THE BEATLES-KANSAS CITY/HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY/FLYING/BACK IN THE USSR PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-MULL OF KINTYRE THE BEATLES-NOWHERE MAN THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-HELP/HELLO GOODBYE/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAVE US THE BEATLES-I NEED YOU/FREE AS A BIRD/DON'T LET ME DOWN THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This weeks playlist was suggested by Iowa City listener Michael Perry with "Bluesy-Jazzy" theme THE BEATLES-YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME/MATCHBOX/BABY'S IN BLACK JOHN LENNON-JUST BECAUSE THE BEATLES-YER BLUES/REVOLUTION I PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-LET ME ROLL IT THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE

This week's Medley was suggested by Iowa City listener Jim McKean with the theme: Beatles Time: Past, Present, Future THE BEATLES-YESTERDAY/IN MY LIFE PAUL MC CARTNEY-EVER PRESENT PAST THE BEATLES-LOVE YOU TO PAUL MC CARTNEY-ANOTHER DAY THE BEATLES-THINGS WE SAID TODAY/WHEN I'M 64 GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO THE BEATLES-TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

Totally at my whim/random picks. I LOVE my job! bd THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/WHAT YOU'RE DOING/THE NIGHT BEFORE GEORGE HARRISON-SUE ME, SUE YOU BLUES THE BEATLES-BACK IN THE USSR/CRY BABY CRY/DON'T PASS ME BY JOHN LENNON-OH MY LOVE THE BEATLES-ANY TIME AT ALL THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley has The Boys doin' it LIVE! THE BEATLES-SHE'S A WOMAN/TICKET TO RIDE/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/GET BACK RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY THE BEATLES-TWIST & SHOUT THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The week's Medley was suggested by West Des Moines listener Julie Thomas with the theme "Beatles Nonsense Syllables" THE BEATLES-OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA JOHN LENNON-YA-YA GEORGE HARRISON-WAH-WAH THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/SUN KING PAUL MC CARTNEY-BIP BOP JOHN LENNON-WALLS & BRIDGES

This week's Medley was suggested by Dave Koester from Carroll IA with the theme Let's Get Together THE BEATLES-OH DARLING/FOR NO ONE/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE JOHN LENNON-WOMAN THE BEATLES-GIRL/WHEN I'M 64/WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD PAUL MC CARTNEY-MY VALENTINE THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley March 1

Feb 28, 2015

This week's Medley originally aired 2/1/15. Check that week's playlist for a complete song list.

RINGO STARR-DRIFT AWAY PAUL MC CARTNEY-DRIVING RAIN THE BEATLES-KOMM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND/I'LL FOLLOW THE SUN/I FEEL FINE PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALLIGATOR JOHN LENNON-BE MY BABY THE BEATLES-SLOW DOWN THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley play list was submitted by Cedar Falls listener Patrick Ashwood GEORGE HARRISON-THE BALLAD OF SIR FRANKIE CRISP THE BEATLES-ONLY A NORTHERN SONG/BECAUSE/A DAY IN THE LIFE RINGO STARR-OH MY MY THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION I JOHN LENNON-REMEMBER THE BEATLES-12 BAR BLUES (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-I'LL BE BACK/DIZZIE MISS LIZZIE/IT'S ALL TOO MUCH GEORGE HARRISON-ISN'T IT A PITY THE BEATLES-GET BACK/YOU KNOW MY NAME JOHN LENNON-MY MUMMY'S DEAD THE BEATLES-HER MAJESTY THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley was suggested by listener Paul DuBay who listens to IPR via streamed audio in San Antonio TX, using the theme "YOU". THE BEATLES-YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY/YOU CAN'T DO THAT/FOR YOU BLUE JOHN LENNON-WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT GEORGE HARRISON-GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-TO YOU THE BEATLES-YOU WON'T SEE ME/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

It's my birthday (Monday) Only SOME of these songs have something to do with my life! bd THE BEATLES-BIRTHDAY/YER BLUES JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA THE BEATLES-ACT NATURALLY/YESTERDAY RINGO STARR-THE NO-NO SONG THE BEATLES-A DAY IN THE LIFE JOHN LENNON-(JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER THE BEATLES-I WILL THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LET 'EM IN (DEMO) WINGS-LET 'EM IN RINGO STARR-VERTICAL MAN WINGS-SALLY G/WALKING IN THE PARK WITH ELOISE GEORGE HARRISON-LOVE COMES TO EVERYONE WINGS-BRIDGE ON THE RIVER SUITE (EXCERPT)

This evening's Medley, suggested by Iowa City listener Penny McKean, originally aired 11/23. Check that day's listing for a complete song list

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)

This week's Medley originally aired 11/16/14. Check that week's listing for a complete song list.

THE BEATLES-LOVELY RITA METER MAID/JULIA JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO THE BEATLES-ELEANOR RIGBY/DEAR PRUDENCE GEORGE HARRISON-DARK SWEET LADY THE BEATLES-MARTHA MY DEAR/LET IT BE PAUL MC CARTNEY-LOVELY LINDA THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was suggested by listeners Wes Shirley and Dan Andersen with the theme "Come and Go" THE BEATLES-COME TOGETHER GEORGE HARRISON-THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES THE BEATLES-SHE CAME IN THRU THE BATHROOM WINDOW JOHN LENNON-GOING DOWN ON LOVE THE BEATLES-YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL PAUL MC CARTNEY-FRIENDS TO GO RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY THE BEATLES-WHAT GOES ON/HERE COMES THE SUN THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

Tonight's Medley originally aired 9/28/14. Check that week's posting for a complete song list

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