The Beatles Channel brings you the songs, stories, influences and legacy of the Beatles (24/8, of course!). Some of the band’s most well-known fans are joining the channel with guest DJ sessions this summer, sharing their favorite tracks and some very memorable stories.

Director Ron Howard sits in for his guest DJ session with stories from making the documentary film, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week. A staple in Hollywood with final say on the film’s cut, he recalls receiving only one request while making the movie.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon were once close friends, something fans know very well. In fact, it was videos made by fans that prompted McCartney to request Ron Howard show their relationship in the movie. Paul admitted to Ron in a phone call that he’d only recently begun to recall their relationship during their touring years. Showing that relationship wasn’t difficult for the director, “…it was so easy to find. You could see it on stage, you could see it in the photographs.”

Ron Howard’s guest DJ session will air on Friday, July 14 and Billy Joel’s guest DJ session will premiere on Friday, July 21. The special guest DJ sessions will premiere on The Beatles Channel on Fridays at 5 pm ET and rebroadcast throughout the week.

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