Celebrate George Harrison’s birthday with celebrity Guest DJs, fan tributes & more

In celebration of what would be George Harrison’s 79th birthday on February 25, The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is shining a spotlight on the Fab Four’s legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter with specials featuring Ann Wilson of Heart, George’s rarities, celebrities introducing their favourite George songs, and much more. Scroll to check out the full broadcast schedule below (all times ET), and listen to The Beatles Channel now.

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Ann Wilson Guest DJ

Hear an extra-special Guest DJ session with Ann Wilson from Heart. Join Wilson as she plays some of her favourite George Harrison songs in honour of his 79th birthday on Friday, February 25th at 7 pm, Saturday, February 26th at 1 pm, Sunday, February 27th at 6 am and Wednesday, March 2nd at 12 am.

Dark Horse Radio

Laura Cantrell’s weekly show, Dark Horse Radio, is dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang and loved. This week, remember George on what would have been his 79th birthday with an all-new episode spotlighting “the quiet Beatle.” Tune in to hear the celebration featuring songs by him and others, including covers of his songs, songs he covered, and rarely heard material. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate George when the birthday special airs on Thursday, February 24th at 3 pm, Saturday, February 26th at 11 pm, Sunday, February 27th at 4 pm and Wednesday, March 2nd at 7pm.

Fab Fourum

Get your Beatlemania on during an extra-special Fab Fourum celebration. Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan, and Tom Frangione are honouring George’s birthday by taking calls and letting fans revel in their favourite George moments throughout his illustrious career with special celebrity guests guitarist Joe Satriani, drummer Steve Ferrone and more on Wednesday, February 23rd at 9 pm, Saturday, February 26th at 7 am and Sunday, February 27th at 6 pm.

Way Beyond Compare

Join Beatles expert Tom Frangione as he explores Fab Four alternate takes, live performances and versions of Beatles recordings that you’ve never heard before! This week, it’s all about George rarities in celebration of his 79th birthday on Friday, February 25th at 4 pm and Sunday, February 27th at 10 am.

All Those Years Ago: George Harrison In His Own Words

During this exclusive tribute, George will be talking about his music with The Beatles, his solo career and much more. Hear George say it all on Friday, February 25th at 11 am.

George Harrison Celebrity Guest DJs

Some of George Harrison’s biggest fans are also joining the celebration, including James Taylor, Jimmy Fallon, Mayim Biyalik, Josh Groban and more. Hear them pick some of their favourite Harrisongs on Friday, February 25th at 10 pm, Sundauy, February 27th at 12 pm and Thursday, March 3rd at 1 pm.

Breakfast with The Beatles

Rise and shine on George’s birthday with a new, special Breakfast with the Beatles episode. On Friday, February 25th at 8 am, catch The Beatles Channel host Chris Carter dedicating his morning show to George Harrison.

8 Songs A Week …Times Two!

The only thing better than 8 songs a week is 16 — enjoy double the amount of Harrisongs as host Meg Griffin presents listeners’ favourite songs according to theme. And this week is an expanded celebration of all things George during 8 Songs A Week…Times Two! on Friday, February 25th at 2 pm, Saturday, February 26th at 10 am, Sunday, February 27th at 3 pm and Monday, February 28th at 1 pm.

Peter Asher: From Me To You

Legendary recording artist, record producer and impresario Peter Asher shares his deep passion for The Beatles and the music they loved and inspired. As one of the key executives at Apple Records in the ’60s and half of the duo Peter & Gordon, Peter has a unique perspective on the music and the stories behind it. This week, Peter plays songs George wrote, sang, played on and produced for the Beatles, Apple Records, solo and more. Hear the special episode on Thursday, February 24rh at 9 pm, Saturday, February 26th at 5 pm, and Tuesday, March 1st at 1 pm.

Northern Songs

Beatles historian and author Bill Flanagan puts together a themed playlist of hits and rarities by the Fab Four for this weekly audio adventure!  This week, it’s all Beatles with George Harrison taking the lead on Friday, February 25th at 11 pm, Saturday, February 26th at 7 pm and Sunday, February 27th at 8 am.