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

SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is celebrating John Lennon’s birthday on October 9 with a week full of special programming.

Don’t miss exclusive specials featuring classics and live solo hits by John, as well as stories about the Fab Four member from his son Sean Ono Lennon.

Check out the full list of programming below.


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 their thoughts on many topics in 1969 in their own words.

  • Premiere: Friday, October 4 at noon ET
  • Replays: Sunday, October 6 at 3pm ET; and Wednesday, October 9 at 3pm ET

Eight Songs a Week Times Two

Beatles fans are giving John Lennon a special birthday playlist composed of their favorites of John on lead vocals. It’s Eight Songs A Week…Times Two!

  • Premiere: Friday, October 4 at 2pm ET
  • Replays: Saturday, October 5 at 2am ET; Saturday, October 5 at 10am ET; Sunday, October 6 at 1pm ET; and Monday, October 7 at noon 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 featuring memories of his dad and his favorite solo tracks from his father, as well as the rest of The Beatles.

Part 1

  • Premiere: Friday, October 4 at 10pm ET
  • Replay: Monday, October 7 at 2pm ET

Part 2

  • Premiere: Saturday, October 5 at 3pm ET
  • Replay: Wednesday, October 9 at midnight ET

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.

Part 1

  • Premiere: Saturday, October 5 at 5am ET
  • Replay: Tuesday, October 8 at 10pm ET

Part 2

  • Premiere: Sunday, October 6 at 11am ET
  • Replay: Wednesday, October 9 at 1pm ET

Magical Lennon Maxi Concert

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

  • Premiere: Saturday, October 5 at 10pm ET
  • Replays: Sunday, October 6 at 9am ET; Monday, October 7 at midnight ET; and Wednesday, October 9 at 3am ET

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!

  • Live Premiere: Wednesday, October 9 at 9pm ET
  • Replays: Saturday, October 12 at 7am ET; and Sunday, October 13 at 6pm ET

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