The Beatles Channel celebrates Paul McCartney’s birthday all week long

Paul McCartney

The Beatles Channel is celebrating Paul McCartney‘s birthday on June 18 all week long with special programming. Hear shows hosted by Paul’s daughters and band members, exclusive album specials, and much more. Listen starting June 12, only on The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18).

Programming Schedule – All Times ET

Bassist Roundtable (new!)

Host David Fricke welcomes acclaimed bassists Les Claypool, Billy Sheehan, and Rudy Sarzo for a special conversation honouring Paul McCartney’s revolutionary bass playing.

June 16 at 11 am
June 17 at 7 pm
June 18 at 1 pm
June 21 at 12 am

Paul McCartney Exclusive ‘Tug Of War’ Special

Paul takes listeners on a journey through every song on his 1982 album Tug Of War.

June 16 at 9 pm
June 17 at 3 pm

Paul McCartney Exclusive ‘Ram’ Special

Paul 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 post-Beatles life in 1971.

June 15 at 1 pm
June 18 at 9 pm

Mary McCartney Guest DJ

Paul’s daughter Mary shares some of her favorite songs and stories to celebrate her dad’s birthday.

June 18 at 11 am

Stella McCartney Guest DJ

Stella shares a rare playlist of favorites by her dad and The Beatles, including special stories about their family, the music, and more.

June 18 at 5 pm

Paul McCartney ‘Sideman’ Special

Bill Flanagan spotlights various collaborations Paul has done with artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Michael Jackson, George Michael, Nirvana, Elvis Costello and more.

June 12 at 11 pm
June 18 at 6 am

8 Songs A Week… Times Two (new!)

Beatles fans are celebrating Paul McCartney’s birthday with their own special birthday playlist, featuring their favorite McCartney songs, hosted by Meg Griffin.

June 16 at 2 pm
June 17 at 10 am
June 18 at 3 pm
June 19 at 1 pm

Best of Paul McCartney’s ‘Oobu Joobu’ Radio Series

Hear rare performances, demos, stories, and more from the mind of Paul McCartney.

June 13 at 9 pm
June 18 at 12 am

‘Band on the Run’ Special

Take a look back at the making of Paul McCartney’s historic album Band On The Run with commentary from Paul.

June 14 at 3 pm
June 17 at 12 am

Fab Fourum (new!)

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 historian and journalist Jill Lepore, who wrote the introduction to Paul’s book of photographs, 1964: Eyes of the Storm.

June 14 at 9 pm – live
June 17 at 7 am
June 18 at 6 pm

Breakfast with the Beatles (new!)

Chris Carter, musician and acclaimed Beatles aficionado, will feature three hours of Paul McCartney music on his morning show.

June 16 at 8 am

Way Beyond Compare (new!)

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 by playing some rare collaborations and mixes that’ll make you want to get up and dance.

June 12 at 2 pm
June 13 at 11 pm
June 16 at 4 pm
June 18 at 10 am

Dark Horse Radio

In this weekly show dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang, and loved, host Laura Cantrell takes a look at the unique musical friendship between George and Paul McCartney in celebration of Paul’s birthday.

June 15 at 3 pm
June 17 at 11 pm
June 18 at 4 pm
June 21 at 7 am

My Fab Fours

The members of Paul’s current and past bands each pick their four favorite songs by The Beatles or Paul McCartney.

Denny Seiwell – Original Drummer of Wings

June 14 at 2 pm
June 15 at 7 am

Abe Laboriel Jr. – Drummer

June 12 at 7 am

Brian Ray – Guitarist

June 12 at 10 pm

Rusty Anderson – Guitarist

June 13 at 3 pm

Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens – Keyboardist

June 13 at 6 am

June 17 at 10 pm

Paul McCartney’s New Photo Book

In 2020, an extraordinary trove of nearly a thousand photographs taken by Paul on a 35mm camera was re-discovered in his archive. They intimately record the months towards the end of 1963 and beginning of 1964 when Beatlemania erupted in the UK and, after the band’s first visit to the USA, they became the most famous people on the planet. The photographs are Paul’s personal record of this explosive time, when they, The Beatles, were inside looking out and were the “eyes of the storm.”

The book, 1964: Eyes of the Storm, Photographs and Reflections by Paul McCartney, will feature six city portfolios featuring 275 of Paul’s photographs and his candid reflections on them, plus additional essays by Harvard historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore and the NPG’s Director Nicholas Cullinan and Senior Curator Rosie Broadley.

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