Alec Baldwin and Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney, Alec Baldwin

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2020:

SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel 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 celebrities pay tribute to Lennon, as well as exclusive specials about his music and legacy on The Beatles Channel.

The weekend-long programming will include a new show, featuring Paul McCartney in conversation with Alec Baldwin. The exclusive show will feature McCartney reflecting on his songwriting partner, bandmate, and friend John Lennon. The special will air on Friday, October 9 at 11:00 am ET, 4:00 pm ET and 9:00 pm ET on SiriusXM radios (channel 18) and on the SiriusXM app. The special will also air multiple times on The Beatles Channel throughout the weekend and will be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app after its debut.

"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."

The Beatles Channel, SiriusXM's channel created in collaboration with and fully authorized by The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd., celebrates popular music's most legendary and influential band, showcasing all-things-Beatles with regular and special programming spanning the history-making careers of the band and its members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The channel explores The Beatles' entire career including their hits and deeper tracks, live recordings, rarities, and solo albums, while also spotlighting musicians who have inspired, and have drawn inspiration from, The Beatles. The Beatles Channel presents a curated mix of music tailored to a wide range of Beatles fans, along with a variety of regular shows and specials.

Paul McCartney and Alec Baldwin to Honor John Lennon's 80th Birthday on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel

Exclusive conversation between Paul McCartney and Alec Baldwin discussing John's life and music to premiere on Friday, October 9 at 11:00 am ET.

Special programming airing all week long to celebrate John Lennon including a Sean Ono Lennon Guest DJ and more