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

SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is honoring John Lennon’s birthday on October 9 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.

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 favorite John Lennon songs, both with and without The Beatles.

Part 1: October 9 at 5pm

Part 2: October 9 at 10pm

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.

October 8 at 11am

October 9 at 12am

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 favorite tracks by The Beatles and John.

October 8 at 9pm

October 9 at 2pm

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!

October 8 at 2pm

October 9 at 10am

October 10 at 1pm

October 11 at 12pm

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.

October 6 at 9pm

October 9 at 7am

October 10 at 6pm

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.

October 8 at 4pm

October 10 at 10am

Click here to 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.

October 6 at 3pm

October 8 at 11pm

October 9 at 12pm

October 10 at 12am

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.

October 10 at 10pm

October 11 at 3pm

October 13 at 12am

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.

October 8 at 8am

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 honor of his birthday.

October 8 at 12am

October 9 at 7pm

October 10 at 6am

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 favorite 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.

October 7 at 9pm

October 10 at 8am

October 12 at 1pm

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.

October 7 at 3pm

October 10 at 4pm

October 13 at 12pm

This special will be available on the SXM App.

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