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Legendary Musician Billy Joel Goes Track by Track with the Original U.S. Beatles Studio Albums Exclusively on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel

Billy Joel's first guest DJ session will premiere on Friday, July 21 at 5:00 pm ET and PT on The Beatles Channel on SiriusXM channel 18

NEW YORK, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that Billy Joel will host various guest DJ sessions on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel that will feature Joel commenting on songs from every one of The Beatles' original U.S. studio albums.

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While sitting at the piano playing snippets of classic Beatles songs, Joel will reflect on every American Beatles LP. The guest DJ sessions will be scheduled in chronological order, starting with 1964's Meet The Beatles. On the first installment, Billy will share his memories of first discovering The Beatles and play cuts from their first two U.S. Capitol released albums.

Audio clips from the Guest DJ Sessions on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel:

https://youtu.be/0Lw5Ooe6-Z0

https://soundcloud.com/siriusxmmusic/the-beatles-channel-i-wanna-hold-your-hand-billy-joel-guest-djmp3

https://soundcloud.com/siriusxmmusic/the-beatles-channel-this-boy-billy-joelmp3

"Revisiting The Beatles' album collection through the eyes of a musical icon is a rare treat, and we are honored to do this with Billy. This series will feel like you're sitting down with Billy at home listening to tracks on every Beatles album together, and hearing Billy's rendition of pieces of some songs. The Beatles in the hands and words of Billy Joel is truly something special for our listeners," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM.

"Just like you, I love The Beatles. I still think that they were the best band that ever was. And I'm going to go through their albums and talk about some of the songs that have stayed with me the rest of my life," said Billy Joel.

Billy Joel's first guest DJ session will premiere on Friday, July 21 at 5:00 pm ET and PT on The Beatles Channel via satellite on channel 18 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at www.siriusxm.com.  

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. For a full list of programming go to www.siriusxm.com/thebeatles.  

ABOUT APPLE CORPS LIMITED
Apple Corps Ltd. was founded by The Beatles in 1968 to oversee the band's own creative and business interests. As part of its management of The Beatles' entire intellectual property canon, the London-based company has administered the legendary band's recorded catalogue, with more than 800 million physical and digital albums sold to date.  

Apple Corps has also piloted innovative Beatles projects, which have become benchmarks for pioneering accomplishment, including the record-breaking, 30 million-selling album The Beatles 1, the universally acclaimed The Beatles Anthology series, the Grammy®-winning CD, vinyl, digital and streaming release of The Beatles' 13 remastered studio albums, the remixed and expanded Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition, and in partnership with Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures and Polygram Entertainment/UMG, the Grammy®-winning 2016 feature documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, directed by Ron Howard.

In Apple Corps' first major theatrical partnership, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil® has played to nearly eight million audience members since its June 2006 opening at the Mirage in Las Vegas.  The Beatles' LOVE also resulted in a double Grammy®-winning album and a Grammy®-winning feature film, All Together Now, which details the fascinating story behind the unique partnership between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that resulted in the creation and launch of LOVE.

The Beatles debuted for streaming worldwide on December 24, 2015 with the band's 13 U.K. studio albums and Past Masters (Volumes 1 & 2)The Beatles 1962-1966The Beatles 1967-1970, and The Beatles 1. The Beatles' Anthology, Volumes 1-3 music collections and LOVE album followed on April 4 and June 17, respectively. Songs by The Beatles were streamed more than two billion times within the first year.

And continuing the commitment to preserving the archives and legacy of The Beatles' catalogue, The Beatles' Help!Yellow Submarine, and Magical Mystery Tour  feature films have in recent years been painstakingly digitally restored for DVD, Blu-ray™, and iTunes release. 

About SiriusXM

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has approximately 31.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation™ and SiriusXM Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.8 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

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Source: SiriusXM

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