Celebrate Paul McCartney’s birthday with a fan-voted countdown, plus exclusive specials all weekend
Paul McCartney is turning 80 this Saturday, June 18th, and The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is giving you 80 reasons to celebrate with an 80-song countdown voted by fans — plus exclusive specials featuring Mary and Stella McCartney, a can’t-miss call-in celebration and more!
Listen to all of the specials during their broadcast times below (all times Eastern), or stream them on the SXM App in our Paul McCartney Birthday Collection.
Paul McCartney Top 80 Listener-Voted Countdown
Beatles fans created the definitive McCartney mix of songs recorded with and after The Beatles. Join our Beatles Channel hosts as they count down the Top 80 Paul McCartney songs you voted for!
June 17 at 11 am
June 18 at 12 am and 3 pm
June 19 at 8 am
All Paul Request Party Live
In honour of Paul McCartney’s 80th Birthday, The Beatles Channel will host a special All Paul request party live! Call us to wish Paul a Happy Birthday and play your favourite Beatles, Wings, solo or any song having to do with Paul McCartney! Hosted by Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan and Tom Frangione.
June 18 at 9 pm
Paul McCartney Exclusive RAM Special
Paul will join the birthday festivities as he gives Beatles Channel listeners an exclusive guided tour through one of his most memorable albums, Ram. He’ll take you track by track through the entire album, telling stories about making the music and his life in 1971 post Beatles.
June 17 at 9 pm
June 19 at 12 am
Mary McCartney Guest DJ
Paul’s daughter, Mary, shares some of her favourite songs and stories to celebrate her dad’s birthday!
June 18 at 10 am
Stella McCartney Guest DJ
Stella McCartney shares a rare mix of favourites by her dad and The Beatles, including special stories about their family, the music, and more.
June 18 at 2 pm
Paul McCartney Sideman Special
Join Bill Flanagan as he spotlights various collaborations Paul has done with artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Michael Jackson, George Michael, Nirvana, Elvis Costello, and more.
June 17 at 12 am
June 18 at 11 am
June 19 at 6 am
Magical McCartney Maxi Concert
In honour of Paul’s birthday, The Beatles Channel has dreamed up a Paul McCartney fantasy concert of Beatles and solo songs!
June 18 at 6 am
June 19 at 10 pm
Note: This special will not be available on the SXM App after it airs.
The Beatles Channel’s weekly live talk show hosted by Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan and Tom Frangione will be dedicated to Paul this week for his birthday. Special guests include Jon Bon Jovi and Rusty Anderson (Paul’s current guitar player for over 20 years).
June 15 at 9 pm
June 18 at 7 am
June 19 at 6 pm
Breakfast with The Beatles
Chris Carter will feature three hours of Paul McCartney music on his weekday morning show.
June 17 at 8 am
Way Beyond Compare
Join Beatles expert Tom Frangione as he explores Fab Four alternate takes, live performances, and versions of Beatles recordings you’ve never heard before! This week, Tom celebrates Paul’s birthday and his recent Got Back Tour by focusing on rare live McCartney performances from over the years.
June 14 at 11 pm
June 19 at 3 pm
Join David Fricke and Tom Frangione for Apple Jam, a show dedicated to the music and artists of Apple Records. This month, take a look at Paul McCartney’s Apple Records contributions in celebration of his 80th birthday.
Stream it on the SXM App now.
Dark Horse Radio
On this weekly show dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang, and loved, host Laura Cantrell will explore the unique musical friendship between George and Paul McCartney in celebration of Paul’s 80th birthday.
June 16 at 3 pm
June 19 at 4 pm
June 22 at 7 am
My Fab Fours
Hear the members of Paul’s current band — Abe Laboriel Jr., Paul “Wix” Wickens, Rusty Anderson, and Brian Ray — plus Denny Seiwell from Wings each pick their four favourite songs by The Beatles and Paul McCartney throughout Paul’s birthday week!
Denny Seiwell (Original Drummer of Wings) @dennystrio
June 19 at 2 pm
Abe Laboriel Jr. (Drummer) @ogabejr
June 17 at 2 am
Brian Ray (Guitarist) @brianrayguitar
June 18 at 1 am
Rusty Anderson (Guitarist) @rustyanderson1
June 19 at 5 am
Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (Keyboardist) @WixWickens
June 19 at 9 pm