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This week's Beatles Medley was suggested by Marshalltown IPR listener Theresa Grady, who suggests an "acrostic" song list (look it up!) See if you can figure out the acrostic nature of this medley!

This medley originally aired 7/31/11

No theme and most of the tunes are from 1967 or later.

This week's medley was suggested by Quad Cities listener Neal Sears with a car driving theme

It's all charted singles from the summertime (6/21-9/21)

In light of the Queen of England's recent Diamond Jubilee celebration, Des Moines area IPR listener Shawn Plank suggests a Beatle song list that is fit for royalty!

Monday June 18 is Paul McCartney's 70th birthday so this week's medley is all Paul.

Summertime is the time for live music, so this week, it's The Fabs playing live, including shows in Stockholm Sweden 1963, The Hollywood Bowl 1965, and on the rooftop for the Let It Be album.

A Day In The Life of The Fabs

On Memorial Day weekend we remember John & George

It's all Paul.

It's a Ringo Thingo! Cuts from his new disc, old records, and performances with The Fabs

Songs from the FABulous catalog 1969-71.

Danny Armstrong, who listens to IPR from inside "The Big House" (his term not mine!) in Anamosa suggests this week's Beatles Medley.

Pre-1966 recordings by The Boys plus a song from Ringo's and McCartney's very first solo albums.

No rhyme, no reason, no theme! Random Fab Four songs and a few tunes from Ringo's new CD.

Tonight's playlist was suggested by listener Paul DuBay (who listens to IPR in San Antonio TX via streamed audio) with the theme "The Lonely Beatles" (all songs having the word "lonely" in the lyric)

Des Moines listener Shawn Plank is back with a Beatle song list that spotlights The Fab songs with that "standards" feeling.

Round and round with songs first by Ringo, then John, then Paul, then George, then repeat!

Cedar Falls IPR listener Andrew Carey has a John and George playlist this week.

Cedar Falls listener J. O'Laughlin revists the "Paul Is Dead" theory of 1969.

This week's medley was picked out by listeners Doug Reedy from Omaha and Carol Kress from Solon with the theme: Whatever Gets You Through The Night-songs about After Hours

This week's medley originally aired on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012

Three times the fun! A 3-fers edition of the show gives us 3 songs by each featured band or artist.

An all new spotlight segment show with rockabilly music originally released on the Capitol label in the 50s, including songs by Gene Vincent and Wanda Jackson plus British Invasion sounds of The Pretty Things and The Mersey Beats and some women who rocked the 80s like Chrissie Hynde and Annie Lennox. And that's just in the FIRST hour!

Women in rock'n'roll history with a special half hour devoted to Shaun Murphy

Because of some construction updates going on at the IPR Cedar Falls studios, I'm unable to do a LIVE edition of Backtracks this month, but that's not stopping us from a "listener picks" version of the show. It's music suggested by listeners via email, Facebook, US Mail, and phone message this week!

It's a Spotlight Segment edition of the program, changing focus about every 15 minutes. Included are spotlights on the rockabilly music released on the Imperial label in the 50s; some more song comparisons between the hit version and it's NOT SO familiar original version; and a bunch of leftovers from last week's Birthday Party Special.

It's my party and I'll play what I want to! My annual birthday show includes early 60s Dance Craze songs, LOTS of British Invasion tunes, late 60s soul music and early 70s Hippie jams.

It's time for the annual Elvis Presley Special (Jan. 6 is his birthday) Hits, live recordings, songs from his movies, interviews with fans and even a few words from Ed Sullivan in 1957!

A "best of" spotlight segment show including 50s rockabilly and vocal groups, some more comparisons of hit songs and their not so familiar original versions, and a whole lot of 60s/70s collector's vinyl from IPR's Studio One library.

It's a rock'n'roll Christmas party! Songs for the season by The Cadillacs, James Brown, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Jan & Dean, Otis Redding, Squeeze, XTC and many more. Happy Holidays!