Celebrate John Lennon’s birthday with The Beatles Channel

Hear specials, birthday mixes and more programming dedicated to John Lennon on Oct. 9!

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SiriusXM Editor
October 2, 2018

The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) marks John Lennon‘s birthday on Oct. 9 with specials, birthday mixes and more.

In September, Beatles fans voted for their favorite John Lennon songs. Now, it’s time to hear them! The Beatles Channel will kick off the John Lennon birthday celebration with an episode of 8 Songs a Week featuring fans’ favorite Lennon songs.

8 Songs A Week: Times Two!

Beatles fans are giving John Lennon a special birthday mix comprised of their handpicked favorites. It’s Eight Songs A Week…Times Two!


  • Friday, Oct. 5 at 2pm ET


  • Friday, Oct. 5 at 7pm ET
  • Saturday, Oct. 6 at noon ET
  • Sunday, Oct 7 at 1pm ET
  • Monday, Oct. 8 at 3pm ET

Magical Lennon Maxi Concert

In honor of John’s birthday ….the Beatles Channel has Imagined the greatest John Lennon concert you’ve never heard! 60 minutes of Lennon hits and solo live!


  • Friday, Oct. 5 at 2pm ET


  • Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10pm ET
  • Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2pm and 8pm ET

Imagine Special

John Lennon’s Imagine has been given a treatment like you’ve never heard before. Hear the original masters, alternate versions and much more as SiriusXM host Bill Flanagan explores John Lennon’s brand new release, Imagine: The Ultimate Collection in a two-part series.

Imagine Special Part 1

  • Friday, Oct. 5 at 5pm ET
  • Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2pm ET
  • Sunday, Oct. 7 at 11am ET
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 11pm ET

Imagine Special Part 2

  • Friday, Oct. 5 at 8pm ET
  • Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10am ET
  • Sunday, Oct. 7 6am ET
  • Thursday, Oct. 11 at noon ET

For more information on Imagine: The Ultimate Collection, as well as the restored and remastered Imagine and Gimme Some Truth films by John & Yoko, click here.

Fab Fourum

The Beatles Channel’s weekly live talk show hosted by Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan will be dedicated to John Lennon in honor of his birthday. Guests include a former member of Elephant’s Memory Gary Von Scyoc, Imagine engineer Shelly Yakus and engineer Rob Stevens. Stevens will talk about his work mixing the brand new Imagine “The Ultimate Collection.” The show will touch on many other Lennon topics and as always, they’ll be taking fan phone calls.

Live Premiere

  • Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 9pm ET


  • Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7am ET
  • Sunday, Oct. 7 at 6pm ET

Dick Cavett Guest DJ

Comedian, television personality and former late-night talk show host, Dick Cavett plays some of his favorite Beatles and Lennon songs as a guest DJ on The Beatles Channel. Between songs, he’ll share stories about his time spent with John Lennon on and off the camera.


  • Saturday, Oct. 6 at 3pm


  • Sunday, Oct. 7 at midnight ET