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 Medley originally aired 8/3/14. Check that week's posting for a complete song list.

Halloween soundscape! THE BEATLES-LUCY IN THE SKY/I AM THE WALRUS/WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU RINGO STARR-SPOOKY WEIRDNESS THE BEATLES-SHE SAID SHE SAID/EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE/FREE AS A BIRD WINGS-SPIRITS OF ANCIENT EGYPT THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

A new meaning for "I"-Tunes THE BEATLES-I CALL YOUR NAME/I NEED YOU/I'LL FOLLOW THE SUN RINGO STARR-I'LL STILL LOVE YOU THE BEATLES-I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER/I'VE GOT A FEELING/I'M ONLY SLEEPING GEORGE HARRISON-I DON'T WANT TO DO IT THE BEATLES-I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/I'M DOWN THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Beatles Medley originally aired August 17, 2014. Check that week's posting for a complete song list.

THE BEATLES-SGT PEPPER'S LHCB/WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/EVERY LITTLE THING PAUL MC CARTNEY-WITH A LITTLE LUCK THE BEATLES-DON'T LET ME DOWN THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE/YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY GEORGE HARRISON-WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (LIVE) THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-THE ONE AFTER 909/NO REPLY/FIXING A HOLE GEORGE HARRISON-WHAT IS LIFE THE BEATLES-ALL TOGETHER NOW/THINK FOR YOURSELF/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE PAUL MC CARTNEY & MICHAEL JACKSON-SAY SAY SAY THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was suggested by listener Dash Dixon with a duo theme: Acrostic Beatles by The Numbers! THE BEATLES-TAXMAN/HOLD ME TIGHT RINGO STARR-EARLY 1970 THE BEATLES-BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE/EIGHT DAYS A WEEK/AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING PAUL MC CARTNEY-TAKE IT AWAY THE BEATLES-LOVELY RITA/EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY/SHE CAME IN THRU THE BATHROOM WINDOW THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's medley was picked out by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay with the theme: Fabs messages to each other. GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO JOHN LENNON-HOW DO YOU SLEEP? PAUL MC CARTNEY-DEAR BOY PAUL MC CARTNEY-HERE TODAY RINGO STARR-ENGLISH GARDEN RINGO STARR-NEVER WITHOUT YOU RINGO STARR-YOU & ME BABE THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley originally aired 2/16/14. Check that week's posting for a complete song list.

No theme, totally at random! THE BEATLES-TELL ME WHY/I'LL BE BACK/EVERY LITTLE THING WINGS-HI HI HI BEATLES-YOU WON'T SEE ME/RUN FOR YOUR LIFE/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS JOHN LENNON-GIVE ME SOME TRUTH THE BEATLES-PIGGIES/TWO OF US THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley, "The Long and The Short Of It" originally aired 3/16/14. Check that week's listing for a complete song list

The Fabs as a cover band THE BEATLES-WORDS OF LOVE/I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU/CHAINS PAUL MC CARTNEY-I GOT STUNG THE BEATLES-SLOW DOWN/MR. MOONLIGHT/EVERYBODY'S TRYIN' TO BE MY BABY GEORGE HARRISON-GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU THE BEATLES-ANNA/YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 27

Jul 27, 2014

This week's Medley was picked out by listener Tom Oates with the theme Beatle B-Sides. It originally aired 6/29/14. Check that day's posting for a complete song list.

The Beatles Medley July 20

Jul 20, 2014

It's our annual summer trip to the movies with The Fabs! THE BEATLES-I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER/TELL ME WHY/I NEED YOU GEORGE MARTIN ORCH-FROM ME TO YOU FANTASY THE BEATLES-THE NIGHT BEFORE/BLUE JAY WAY/HEY BULLDOG GEORGE MARTIN ORCH-PEPPERLAND THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE/GET BACK

The Beatles Medley July 13

Jul 11, 2014

This week's Medley is a reprise of the show that aired June 1. Check that week's posting for a complete song list

The Beatles Medley July 6

Jul 6, 2014

Ringo's birthday is tomorrow (July 7) So let's give the drummer some! THE BEATLES-BOYS RINGO STARR-IN LIVERPOOL THE BEATLES-ACT NATURALLY RINGO STARR-THE OTHER SIDE OF LIVERPOOL THE BEATLES-OCTOPUS' GARDEN RINGO STARR-EARLY 1970/I'M THE GREATEST/BACK OFF BOOGALOO THE BEATLES-GOOD NIGHT

The Beatles Medley June 29

Jun 29, 2014

Tonight's medley was picked out by listener Tom Oates from Solon IA with the theme Beatle B-sides THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION/DON'T LET ME DOWN/BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN PAUL & LINDA MC CARTNEY-TOO MANY PEOPLE THE BEATLES-OLD BROWN SHOE/YOU KNOW MY NAME/A DAY IN THE LIFE THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 8

Jun 8, 2014

Ringo, John, Paul, George! Support The Beatles Medley with a tax deductible pledge at 800-971-8815 or online here at the IPR website. THE BEATLES-BOYS/IF I FELL/ANOTHER GIRL GEORGE HARRISON-TAXMAN THE BEATLES-YELLOW SUBMARINE (REAL LOVE CD SINGLE MIX) JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA THE BEATLES-HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE (REAL LOVE CD SINGLE MIX) THE BEATLES-OLD BROWN SHOW THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 1

Jun 1, 2014

RINGO STARR-BEAUCOUPS OF BLUES PAUL MC CARTNEY-ALLIGATOR THE BEATLES-HELTER SKELTER/DON'T PASS ME BY GEORGE HARRISON-MY SWEET LORD (2000) THE BEATLES-I AM THE WALRUS/PENNY LANE THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley May 25

May 25, 2014

A Memorial Day remembrance of John and George playing live one more time GEORGE HARRISON-SOMETHING JOHN LENNON-DIZZY MISS LIZZIE GEORGE HARRISON-WAH WAH THE BEATLES-HELP/ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN BILLY PRESTON-THAT'S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT JOHN LENNON-COME TOGETHER THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley May 18

May 18, 2014

This week's Medley was picked out by Carroll IA listener Dave Koester with the theme "Life Day by Day" THE BEATLES-A HARD DAY'S NIGHT/EIGHT DAYS A WEEK PAUL MC CARTNEY-ANOTHER DAY THE BEATLES-YESTERDAY/IN MY LIFE JOHN LENNON-WATCHING THE WHEELS GEORGE HARRISON-IT'S WHAT YOU VALUE THE BEATLES-THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU (INSTRUMENTAL) (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley May 11

May 11, 2014

A Happy Mother's Day edition of The Medley! THE BEATLES-JULIA/MOTHER NATURE'S SON/YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW JOHN LENNON-MOTHER THE BEATLES-LADY MADONNA/LET IT BE PAUL MC CARTNEY-ONLY MAMA KNOWS JOHN LENNON-WOMAN PAUL MC CARTNEY-MOMMA MISS AMERICA (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley May 4

May 4, 2014

Ringo, John, Paul, George! RINGO STARR-HEY BABY JOHN LENNON-MIND GAMES PAUL MC CARTNEY-JUNIOR'S FARM GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN RINGO STARR-I'M THE GREATEST THE BEATLES-YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL/LONG TALL SALLY GEORGE HARRISON-GIVE ME LOVE (GIVE ME PEACE ON EARTH) THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/WE CAN WORK IT OUT/HEY BULLDOG RINGO STARR-THE NO NO SONG THE BEATLES-I'M A LOSER/THE NIGHT BEFORE/YER BLUES PAUL MC CARTNEY-SHE SAID YEAH THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/MISERY THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Everything is from 1969/70/71! THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/I'VE GOT A FEELING/GET BACK PAUL MC CARTNEY-TEDDY BOY THE BEATLES-COME TOGETHER/MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER/YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY RINGO STARR-EARLY 1970 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! His theme is Unique Song Titles. THE BEATLES-OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO THE BEATLES-OCTOPUS'S GARDEN/SIE LEIBT DICH/I ME MINE GEORGE HARRISON-I REMEMBER JEEP THE BEATLES-GLASS ONION PAUL MC CARTNEY-FOR YOU BLUE THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Spring has (finally) sprung. We're celebrating with a Beatles Medley of songs that were spring hits for The Fabs with all the tunes on the Billboard charts in the months of March or April. THE BEATLES-ALL MY LOVIN'/THERE'S A PLACE/LOVE ME DO JOHN LENNON-POWER TO THE PEOPLE THE BEATLES-TICKET TO RIDE/NOWHERE MAN/LADY MADONNA GEORGE HARRISON-BLOW AWAY THE BEATLES-LET IT BE/DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley was picked out by Des Moines listener Jerry Perkins with the theme Beatles On The Move THE BEATLES-MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR/DAY TRIPPER/TICKET TO RIDE JOHN LENNON-WATCHING THE WHEELS THE BEATLES-DRIVE MY CAR/THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD/ACROSS THE UNIVERSE PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley was picked out by Rock Island IL listener Pete Caras. THE BEATLES - SLOW DOWN THE BEATLES - I WANNA BE YOUR MAN THE BEATLES - DON'T LET ME DOWN GEORGE HARRISON - WAH WAH THE BEATLES - DON'T BOTHER ME THE BEATLES - THIS BOY THE BEATLES - HONEY DON'T RINGO STARR - IT DON'T COME EASY THE BEATLES - MATCHBOX THE BEATLES - THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD THE BEATLES - CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

It's the long and the short of it THE BEATLES - HEY JUDE THE BEATLES - MAGGIE MAE THE BEATLES - IT'S ALL TOO MUCH PAUL MCCARTNEY - THE LOVELY LINDA THE BEATLES - I WANT YOU (SHE'S SO HEAVY) JOHN LENNON - MY MUMMY'S DEAD THE BEATLES - I AM THE WALRUS THE BEATLES - FLYING (EXCERPT)

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