Hear Paul McCartney & Alec Baldwin Honour John Lennon’s 80th Birthday, Plus More Exclusive Specials On The Beatles Channel

John Lennon

SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is honouring John Lennon‘s 80th birthday on Friday, October 9th with exclusive programming featuring special guests Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, Sean Ono Lennon, and more.

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

Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)


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 9th at 11 am, 4 pm, and 9 pm

Saturday, October 10th at 3 pm

Sunday, October 11th at 11 am and 10 pm

Tuesday, October 13th at 2 pm

This special will be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app after its debut.


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 10th at 1 pm

Part 2
Sunday, October 11th at 12 am

This special will be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app after its debut.


The Ballad Of John And Yoko: 1969

It’s hard to imagine the life of John and Yoko in 1969 — The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band, The Bed-Ins for Peace, War Is Over… it’s a story only they can tell. Listen to John and Yoko talk about their lives and thoughts on many topics in their own words from 1969.

Friday, October 9th at 11 pm

Sunday, October 11th at 10 am

This special will be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app after its debut.


Eight Songs A Week… Times Two

Beatles fans are giving John Lennon a special birthday playlist composed of their 16 favourite songs with John on lead vocals. It’s Eight Songs A WeekTimes Two!

Friday, October 9th at 1 pm

Saturday, October 10th at 10 am

Sunday, October 11 at 1 pm

Monday, October 12th at 12 pm

Click here to hear this special On Demand via the SiriusXM app after its debut.


Imagine Special

Bill Flanagan explores John Lennon’s Imagine: “The Ultimate Collection” in a two-part series. Hear the original masters, alternate versions, and interviews with those who were part of the creation of the landmark album.

Imagine – New York Special

Saturday, October 10th at 6 pm

Imagine – UK Special

Sunday, October 11th at 3 pm

This special will be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app after its debut.


Magical Lennon Maxi Concert

In honour of John’s birthday, The Beatles Channel has imagined the greatest John Lennon concert ever! Sixty minutes of Lennon, Beatles and solo hits live!

Saturday, October 10th at 9 pm


Fab Fourum

The Beatles Channel’s weekly live Fab Fourum talk show, hosted by Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan, will be dedicated to John on his birthday and feature special guests, as well as your phone calls, plus the chance to win an Epiphone guitar and the new JOHN LENNON: GIMME SOME TRUTH deluxe edition box set!

Wednesday, October 7th at 9 pm

Saturday, October 10th at 7 am

Sunday, October 11th at 6 pm

Click here to hear this special On Demand via the SiriusXM app after its debut.


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 80th birthday.

Monday, October 5th at 11 pm

Friday, October 9th at 12 am

Saturday, October 10th at 7 pm

Sunday, October 11th at 6 am

Click here to hear this special On Demand via the SiriusXM app after its debut.


Peter Asher: From Me To You

Musician, host, and friend of The Beatles Peter Asher explores the connection between John Lennon and legendary author Lewis Carroll, plus an Imagine set, Plastic Ono Band, and more!

Thursday, October 8th at 9 pm

Saturday, October 10th at 5 pm

Sunday, October 11th at 8 am

Tuesday, October 13th at 1 pm

Click here to hear this special On Demand via the SiriusXM app after its debut.


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 8th at 3 pm

Saturday, October 10th at 11 pm

Sunday, October 11th at 4 pm

Tuesday, October 13th at 1 am

Click here to hear this special On Demand via the SiriusXM app after its debut.

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