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SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is honoring John Lennon‘s 80th birthday on October 9 with exclusive programming featuring special guests Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin, Sean Ono Lennon, and more.
Listeners will hear artists and celebrities pay tribute to John, plus exclusive specials about his music and legacy. Check out the full broadcast schedule below, and listen to The Beatles Channel now.
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.
Friday, October 9 at 11am, 4pm, and 9pm
Saturday, October 10 at 3pm
Sunday, October 11 at 11am and 10pm
Tuesday, October 13 at 2pm
The three others of us in the group were massive fans of John because he was that kind of guy. He was, I mean, we always used to get asked, ‘who’s the leader of the group’ and I’d go, ‘me’ and John would go, ‘no me.
I have to admit, we really, that it was sort of John, just his personality was a leader’s personality. Luckily it didn’t matter. We were, we all had an equal vote and so it always worked out without worrying about that.
It’s lovely to think he would have been 80. And, you know, that’s, that’s, it’s nice to imagine him at 80.
I think he would, I think he would be, very literate. I think he would be writing, uh, not necessarily just music cause he was starting to get into, uh, he did, he did a couple of little books. Um, and I think, I think he would have matured nicely.
When he met Yoko, she was so different. And the two of them were such a sort of tight little unit that they, she was showing him new things in life and a new kind of life. And John had always had strong women in his life.
When Yoko came along, uh, she was very influential and he was very happy to be influenced. It caused a bit of problems with us till we sort of realized that he had every right to do what he was doing, because he was in love. And you don’t just do what everyone expects if you’re in love. And he was a, he was really sort of mad, keen on her.
I remember, uh, Kansas City, the, the Richard, Little Richard song. And I’d been talking to John weeks before and he said, ‘how’d you do that voice? You know, that, that Little Richard voice.’ I said, ‘I don’t know.’ I said, ‘he’s somebody just comes out at the top of my head.’ And he said, ‘Oh, Hmm.’ So here’s me. I’ve, I’ve, it’s not working. And I’m trying to do Kansas City and I’m struggling. I’m at the mic. I can’t get, I can’t get in the pocket. You know? So when he comes down from the control room, we’ve been listening, he said, he goes with me, he goes, ‘remember, comes out the top of your head.’ I go, ‘yeah.’ And then I do the take that, you know, as The Beatles take. So, you know, we, we, we, we admired each other.
Last updated on October 10, 2020