The Beatles ‎– Royalty Of Rock: A Celebration Of The Rock Empire

Rko Radio Networks ‎– none
2 × Vinyl, LP, Transcription, Stereo


A1. "BEATLES I" Segment 1: (Running Time 13:27)
1 Opening Narrative
2 Mike Harrison (host)
3 Beatles Music Montage
4 Mike Harrison (host)
5 Graham Nash
6 "Misery"
7 Closing Narrative (host)
A2. "BEATLES I" Segment 2: (Running Time: 9:14)
1 Opening Narrative
2 Peter Noone
3 "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
4 Mike Harrison (host)
5 Little Richard
6 "Love Me Do"
7 Mike Harrison (host)
8 Ringo Starr
9 "She Loves You"
10 Closing Narrative (host)
B1. "BEATLES I" Segment 3: (Running Time 13:03)
1 Opening Narrative
2 Press Conference (Toronto 1966)
3 "Taxman"
4 Mike Harrison (host)
5 Paul McCartney
6 "She's Leaving Home"
7 Mike Harrison (host)
8 George Harrison
9 "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
10 Mike Harrison (host)
11 George Harrison
12 Closing Narrative (host)
B2. "BEATLES I" Segment 4: (Running Time: 13:04)
1 Opening Narrative
2 George Harrison
3 "All You Need Is Love"
4 Mike Harrison (host)
5 Ringo Starr
6 "I Am The Walrus"
7 Mike Harrison (host)
8 Ringo Starr
9 "Get Back" (album version)
10 Closing Narrative (host)
C1. "BEATLES II" Segment 1: (Running Time: 11:56)
1 Opening Narrative
2 George Harrison
3 "Strawberry Fields Forever"
4 Mike Harrison (host)
5 Ringo Starr
6 "Help" (album version)
7 Ringo Starr
8 "Let It Be" (single version)
9 Closing Narrative (host)
C2. "BEATLES II" Segment 2: (Running Time: 11:44)
1 Opening Narrative
2 "Yellow Submarine"
3 Mike Harrison (host)
4 Ringo Starr
5 "Birthday"
6 Mike Harrison (host)
7 George Harrison
8 "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends"
9 Closing Narrative (host)
D1. "BEATLES II" Segment 3: (Running Time: 12:45)
1 Opening Narrative
2 "Revolution"
3 Press Conference on war
4 "A Day In The Life"
5 Mike Harrison (host)
6 Harry Nilsson
7 "I'll Follow The Sun"
8 Closing Narrative (host)
D2. "BEATLES II" Segment 4: (Running Time: 13:37)
1 Opening Narrative (host)
2 Ringo Starr
3 "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da"
4 Mike Harrison (host)
5 Ringo Starr
6 "The Long And Winding Road"
7 Mike Harrison (host)
8 Christine McVie
9 "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End"
10 Closing Narrative (host)

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Royalty Of Rock was a syndicated, weekly subscription radio show for broadcast in the US and Canada in the 1980s.
They were issued on vinyl (later CDs) and were sent only to radio stations that subscribed to the show. These were NOT sold in stores.

Most ROR shows were an hour long but this particular show was for a 2-hour broadcast, issued on 2 LPs.

The show features Beatles music (obtained from Capitol), exclusive interview segments with George Harrison, Ringo Starr and other music celebrities, as well as some bits from press conferences.

Pressed on high-quality translucent purple vinyl (hold up to a bright light and you can see thru the discs)

It comes with an 8-page cue sheet that lists content for each segment and contents and intro/outro cues for the DJ (see photos)

Issued in generic white die-cut sleeve

Labels state "This record property of TM Programming. Any unauthorized duplication strictly prohibited"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 run-out, etched): ROR-NON COM-BEATLES-HR1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 run-out, etched): ROR-NON COM-BEATLES-HR.1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3 run-out, etched): ROR-NON COM-BEATLES-HR.2-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4 run-out, etched): ROR-NON COM-BEATLES-HR.2-B