They say it's his birthday! Special programming to celebrate Sir Paul McCartney's birthday this Saturday

55 Years ago, a young Paul McCartney was plaintively asking if we'd still need if, and feed him, when he was 64. It's hard to believe, but this Saturday, Sir Paul McCartney, recognised as one of the greatest lyricists and composers ever, blows out 80 candles. Mushroom FM has special programming to celebrate, starting at 5 AM Eastern, 10 AM in the UK. Check our schedule to find out when that is in your time zone.

We'll begin with a documentary chronicling one of the most important days in music, 6 July 1957, when a young Paul McCartney first met John Lennon at the garden fete of St Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool.

Then, we'll move on and hear an extraordinary eight hour documentary, McCartney on McCartney, produced in 1989. Sir Paul talks extensively about his life in music, and you will hear plenty of that music.

We're live at 2 PM Eastern as Sara Hillis and Jonathan Mosen bring you a three hour request and memories show. Request your favourite Sir Paul solo tracks, duets, music by the Beatles and music by Wings.

Steve Cutway continues the Sir Paul tribute, but also ensures that we don't forget another giant of modern music, Brian Wilson, who will turn 80 on Monday.

So, we've got the party, all you have to do is bring the cake.

Celebrating the legend that is Sir Paul McCartney, this Saturday on Mushroom FM.