Celebrate John Lennon’s birthday with exclusive specials on The Beatles Channel

John Lennon

SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is honouring John Lennon’s birthday on October 9th with exclusive programming featuring special guests Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, Sean Ono Lennon, Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, and more.

Listeners will hear artists and celebrities pay tribute to John, plus specials about his music and legacy. Check out the full broadcast schedule below, and listen to The Beatles Channel now.

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Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)


Sean Ono Lennon Guest DJ

Musician, songwriter, producer, and the only child of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Sean Ono Lennon joins host David Fricke in a two-part series, sharing memories of his dad along with his favourite John Lennon songs, both with and without The Beatles.

Part 1: Saturday, October 9th at 5 pm

Part 2: Saturday, October 9th at 10 pm

Both parts will be available on the SXM App.


Paul McCartney Interview With Alec Baldwin

Paul McCartney sits down with Alec Baldwin for an exclusive interview to reflect on his songwriting partner, bandmate, and friend John Lennon.

Friday, October 8th at 11 am

Saturday, October 9th at 12th am

This special will be available on the SXM App.


Robin Zander (of Cheap Trick) Guest DJ

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Robin Zander of Cheap Trick pays tribute to one of his heroes — John Lennon — by playing his favourite tracks by The Beatles and John.

Friday, October 8th at 9 pm

Saturday, October 9th at 2 pm

This special will be available on the SXM App.


Eight Songs A Week… Times Two

Beatles fans are giving John Lennon a special birthday playlist composed of their 16 favorite songs with John on lead vocals. Hosted by Meg Griffin, it’s Eight Songs A Week… Times Two!

Friday, October 8th at 2 pm

Saturday, October 9th at 10 am

Sunday, October 10th at 1 pm

Monday, October 11th at 12 pm

This special will be available on the SXM App.


Fab Fourum

The Beatles Channel’s weekly live Fab Fourum talk show, hosted by Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan, will be dedicated to John and feature special guests, as well as your phone calls.

Wednesday, October 6th at 9 pm

Saturday, October 9th at 7 am

Sunday, October 10th at 6 pm

This special will be available on the SXM App.


Way Beyond Compare: Beatles Rarities

Join Beatles expert Tom Frangione as he dedicates a special episode of Way Beyond Compare to John Lennon’s outtakes in celebration of John’s birthday.

Thursday, October 7th at 4 pm

Sunday, October 10th at 10 am

Hear this special on the SXM App now.


Apple Jam: The Music & Artists of Apple Records

Tune in as Tom Frangione and David Fricke honor John Lennon by celebrating the contributions he made to Apple Records as a producer, session musician, and more.

Wednesday, October 6th at 3 pm

Thursday, October 8 at 11 pm

Friday, October 9 at 12 pm

Saturday, October 10 at 12 am

This special will be available on the SXM App.


Magical Lennon Maxi Concert

In honor of John’s birthday, The Beatles Channel has imagined the greatest John Lennon concert ever. Hear 60 minutes of Lennon, Beatles, and solo hits, performed live.

Sunday, October 10th at 10 pm

Monday, October 11th at 3 pm

Wednesday, October 13th at 12 am


Breakfast With The Beatles

Host Chris Carter presents a John Lennon Friends and Family Birthday Special, featuring songs sung by John with and without The Beatles.

Friday, October 8th at 8 am

This special will be available on the SXM App.


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 about John Lennon’s songs with The Beatles in honour of his birthday.

Friday, October 8th at 12 am

Saturday, October 9th at 7 pm

Sunday, October 10th at 6 am

This special will be available on the SXM App.


Peter Asher: From Me To You

Musician, host, and friend of The Beatles Peter Asher plays some of his favourite White Album and Beatles tracks by John Lennon, plus covers of John’s songs by David Bowie, Fats Domino, Fiona Apple, Elvis Costello, and more.

Thursday, October 7th at 9 pm

Sunday, October 10th at 8 am

Tuesday, October 12th at 1 pm

This special will be available on the SXM App.


Dark Horse Radio

In this weekly show dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang and loved, musician and host Laura Cantrell will explore the special relationship between George and John Lennon.

Thursday, October 7th at 3 pm

Sunday, October 10th at 4 pm

Wednesday, October 13 at 12 pm

This special will be available on the SXM App.

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