The Beatles Channel Celebrates Paul McCartney’s Birthday All Week Long

Hear shows hosted by Paul’s daughters and band members, exclusive album specials, and much more.

June 10, 2024

Photo by Mary McCartney

The Beatles Channel is celebrating Paul McCartney’s birthday all week long with special programming. Hear shows hosted by Paul’s daughters and band members, exclusive album specials, and much more.

Plus, tune in throughout the week to hear music from “One Hand Clapping,” which will be released on June 14. The release of “One Hand Clapping” is a historic moment for Paul McCartney fans, as it’s the first time the audio for the film — plus several additional songs recorded off-camera — has been officially issued. “One Hand Clapping” serves as a celebration of the enduring legacy of Paul McCartney and Wings. Order your copy today.

Paul McCartney Birthday Week Programming

The Long and Winding Road

Paul McCartney plays a selection of Beatles songs chronologically and tells stories about each one along the way.

Broadcast Schedule

Friday, June 14 11am ET
Saturday, June 15 3pm ET
Sunday, June 16 12pm ET
Tuesday, June 18 1pm ET


Paul McCartney Exclusive Ram Special

Paul joins the birthday festivities as he gives The Beatles Channel listeners an exclusive guided tour through one of his most memorable albums, “Ram,” which came out 50 years ago. He takes you track-by-track through the entire album, telling stories about making the music and his life in 1971 post-Beatles.

Broadcast Schedule

Sunday, June 16 8am ET
Tuesday, June 18 5pm ET


Paul McCartney Exclusive Tug of War Special

Paul McCartney takes listeners on a journey through every song on his 1982 album “Tug of War,” exclusively on The Beatles Channel.

Broadcast Schedule

Saturday, June 15 6pm ET
Tuesday, June 18 12am ET


Mary McCartney Guest DJ

Paul’s daughter Mary shares some of her favorite songs and stories to celebrate her dad’s birthday.

Broadcast Schedule

Tuesday, June 18 11am ET


Stella McCartney Guest DJ

Stella McCartney shares a rare playlist of favorites by her dad and The Beatles, including special stories about their family, the music, and more, exclusively on The Beatles Channel.

Broadcast Schedule

Tuesday, June 18 9pm ET


Northern Songs

Bill Flanagan features the many guest appearances and collaborations Paul McCartney has been a part of recently, including ones with Ringo Starr, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Buffett, and The Rolling Stones.

Broadcast Schedule

Monday, June 10 11pm ET
Friday, June 14 12am ET
Sunday, June 16 6am ET


8 Songs A Week… Times Two

Beatles fans celebrate Paul McCartney’s birthday with their own special birthday playlist featuring their favorite McCartney songs, hosted by Meg Griffin.

Broadcast Schedule

Friday, June 14 2pm ET
Saturday, June 15 10am ET
Sunday, June 16 3pm ET
Monday, June 17 1pm ET


Fab Fourum

The Beatles Channel’s weekly live talk show hosted by Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan, and Tom Frangione is dedicated to Paul this week for his birthday. Special guests include Nancy Wilson from Heart.

Broadcast Schedule

Wednesday, June 12 9pm ET
Saturday, June 15 7am ET
Sunday, June 16 6pm ET


Way Beyond Compare

Join Beatles expert Tom Frangione as he explores Fab Four alternate takes, live performances, and versions of Beatles recordings you’ve never heard before. This week, Tom celebrates Paul’s birthday by playing some rare collaborations and live performances.

Broadcast Schedule

Monday, June 10 2pm ET
Tuesday, June 11 11pm ET
Friday, June 14 4pm ET
Sunday, June 16 10am ET


Across the Universe

Host Dennis Elsas explores John Lennon’s musician relationship with Paul McCartney in honor of Paul’s birthday.

Broadcast Schedule

Tuesday, June 11 4pm ET
Thursday, June 13 11pm ET
Saturday, June 15 1pm ET
Tuesday, June 18 4pm ET
Thursday, June 20 11pm ET
Saturday, June 22 1pm ET


Dark Horse Radio

A weekly show hosted by Laura Cantrell, dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang, and loved. This week, a look at the unique musical friendship between George and Paul McCartney in celebration of Paul’s birthday.

Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, June 13 3pm ET
Saturday, June 15 11pm ET
Sunday, June 16 4pm ET
Wednesday, June 19 7am ET


Apple Jam

Join David Fricke and Tom Frangione for a show dedicated to the music and artists of Apple Records. This month, a look at Paul McCartney’s Apple Records contributions in celebration of his birthday.

Broadcast Schedule

Monday, June 10 9pm ET


My Fab Fours

The members of Paul’s current and past bands each pick their four favorite songs by The Beatles or Paul McCartney.

Broadcast Schedule

Denny Seiwell Monday, June 10 7am ET
Denny Seiwell Wednesday, June 12 2pm ET
Denny Seiwell Thursday, June 13 7am ET
Abe Laboriel Jr. Monday, June 10 10pm ET
Abe Laboriel Jr. Wednesday, June 12 5am ET
Brian Ray Monday, June 10 4am ET
Brian Ray Friday, June 14 2am ET
Rusty Anderson Tuesday, June 11 6am ET
Rusty Anderson Saturday, June 15 10pm ET
Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens Tuesday, June 11 3pm ET
Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens Thursday, June 13 1am ET