The music industry wouldn’t be what it is today if it weren’t for The Beatles. Seriously, they’re a staple to what shaped the world of music, they’re critical to its growth. Although they disbanded years ago, and two members have passed away, they remain the best-selling band in history and they’ve created magic together that remains untouched.
Their discography contains 28 studio albums, 6 live albums, 54 compilation albums, and 63 singles. Not to mention their music videos, EPs, and video albums.
They also created a lasting impression on aspiring musicians, they’re a band that people aim to imitate, but never in full – they try to recreate a piece of what The Beatles had but spin it in their own way, because everyone knows The Beatles can’t be recreated.
For those reasons and then some, SiriusXM is giving The Beatles their own channel. That’s right, you’ll have a place to be immersed in their unique sound and you’ll get some extras along the way.
Paul McCartney said this in a press release: “I still remember the thrill of when we first heard our music on the radio, but I don’t think any of us would have imagined that we’d have our very own Beatles radio channel more than 50 years later. The SiriusXM channel will have it all, 8 Days a Week.”
Ringo Starr added: “Great news, the Beatles will have their own channel on Sirius XM. Now you can listen to the Beatles, Any Time at All. Peace & Love.”
Fans of the band won’t just hear their favorite songs from The Beatles, they’ll hear rare songs, as well as live cuts and material from their solo careers. There will also be music played by artists who are inspired by The Beatles and multiple radio shows on a regular basis. People listed those radio shows on their website, they are as follows.
Daily morning show Breakfast with the Beatles
Daily Beatles history digest A Day in the Life
Guest DJ show My Fab Four featuring four-song Beatles playlists by musicians, celebrities, and superfans
“Name the song” quiz show Beatle Bites
Weekly call-in roundtable The Fab Fourum
Stories from Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon on Peter Asher: From Me To You
Magical Mini Concert, where DJs will compile “fantasy concerts” weekly comprised of live music from the Beatles and their solo acts
A storytelling show with author Bill Flanagan named Northern Songs With Bill FlanaganGeoff Lloyd’s Get Back: The Beatles in Britain, which will feature a monthly look from London and Liverpool at the band’s effect on the U.K.
‘…but I knew him’