News - 09 February 2024

The Beatles Channel on SIRIUSXM Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of The Beatles’ First U.S. Visit

The Beatles and Ed Sullivan

SiriusXM is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of The Beatles’ First U.S. Visit with special programming on The Beatles Channel and on the SiriusXM app.

Starting February 9, The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Beatles’ first U.S. visit with special programming all weekend long.

Hear airings of their full performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, new episodes of The Beatles Channel shows The Big BangFab FourumAcross the Universe, and Way Beyond Compare, special stories from celebrity guests, and more.

See the full broadcast schedule below, and start listening to The Beatles Channel now.

From the SiriusXM Blog:

Celebrity Stories Throughout The Weekend

Hear stories from different celebrities — including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and more — throughout the weekend as they share their experiences around the night of February 9, 1964, and how watching The Beatles on Ed Sullivan changed their lives forever.

The Beatles’ Full Performance On The Ed Sullivan Show

Hear The Beatles’ full February 9,1964, performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Broadcast Schedule:
February 9 at 8pm ET
February 11 at 8pm ET

The Big Bang

Bill Flanagan celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Beatles’ first performance on Ed Sullivan along with some celebrity guests whose lives were changed the evening of February 9, 1964. Featuring comments from Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and more.

Broadcast Schedule:
February 9 at 11am ET
February 9 at 9pm ET
February 10 at 3pm ET
February 11 at 11am ET
February 14 at 12am ET (midnight)
February 15 at 1pm ET

It Was Sixty Years Ago!… The Beatles Month By Month in 1964

Chris Carter takes you on a month-by-month journey through the year The Beatles landed in America, made their first movie, and changed the world forever

Broadcast Schedule:
February 10 at 7pm ET
February 11 at 1pm ET

Fab Fourum

Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan, and Tom Frangione dedicate their entire show to spotlighting The Beatles’ first American visit, including their first Ed Sullivan Show appearance in 1964. Hear celebrity guests and listeners from all over North America share experiences of where they were that night and the impact it had on them.

Broadcast Schedule:
February 7 at 9pm ET
February 10 at 7am ET
February 11 at 6pm ET

Across The Universe

A weekly show dedicated to the life and music of John Lennon, hosted by Dennis Elsas. This week, Dennis revisits that magical month of February 1964 when the Beatles arrived on American shores, launched the British Invasion, and left an indelible mark on popular music history.

Broadcast Schedule:
February 6 at 4pm ET
February 8 at 11pm ET
February 10 at 1pm ET

Way Beyond Compare

Join Beatles expert Tom Frangione as he explores Fab Four alternate takes, live performances, and versions of Beatles recordings you may have never heard before! This week, Tom features live performances from The Beatles’ first week in America. Hear The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show from February 9, 1964, and selections from their Washington D.C. concert a few days later on February 11, 1964

Broadcast Schedule:
February 5 at 2pm ET
February 6 at 11pm ET
February 9 at 4pm ET
February 11 at 10am ET