The day the Beatles and Elvis Presley...

The day the Beatles and Elvis Presley met face-to-face

There are 73 comments on the www.examiner.com story from Jun 10, 2009, titled The day the Beatles and Elvis Presley met face-to-face. In it, www.examiner.com reports that:

For years, it's been one of best untold stories ever -- what happened Aug. 27, 1965 when the Beatles met Elvis Presley in a house in Los Angeles. Few details have slinked out and there are photos, possibly taken by a fan, that purports to be from the evening. ‘If you guys are just going to sit around and stare at me, I’m going to bed.’ That broke the ice and got a laugh out of everybody. Right away, the Beatles understood that Elvis was a guy with a sense of humor—and a guy who really loved crazy British humor. It wasn’t too long before John and Elvis were talking about Peter Sellers and favorite scenes from Dr. Strangelove.”

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#21 Nov 15, 2012
Harry wrote:
<quoted text>Greasy ass Elvis was jealous of the attention the Beatles were getting so he had to bad mouth them when they were gone. I've seen enough photos and film footage to know this is a made up crap from Old greasy donut eating Flashy jumpsuit wearing Elvis and his floon fans.
But John Lennon said that Elvis died after the army, didn't he?

Paul McFartney seems to only like Elvis 50's stuff.

The Beatles talk shit because they believe their own inflated egos.

And Beatle floons like yourself only follow that false notion.

In reality, Elvis never recorded with a screaming retarded wife...

Nor did he record 40 years of sappy elevator music.

Elvis has the highest charted Christmas album by a dead artist.

It is doing quite well for someone who has been dead 35 years.

There is NO Beatles on the billboard chart today, is there?

I've seen The Beatles on countless magazine covers in markets.

Yet, no Elvis promotions whatsoever.

Elvis is still charting over 35 years after his death.

He had to have done something right or that wouldn't be happening.

You Beatle nuts are obnoxious and rude.

I'm glad Elvis told that those stoned mop heads had rotten teeth.

Their bad breaths must have made Elvis sick.
Harry

Everett, WA

#22 Nov 15, 2012
octo wrote:
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But John Lennon said that Elvis died after the army, didn't he?
Paul McFartney seems to only like Elvis 50's stuff.
The Beatles talk shit because they believe their own inflated egos.
And Beatle floons like yourself only follow that false notion.
In reality, Elvis never recorded with a screaming retarded wife...
Nor did he record 40 years of sappy elevator music.
Elvis has the highest charted Christmas album by a dead artist.
It is doing quite well for someone who has been dead 35 years.
There is NO Beatles on the billboard chart today, is there?
I've seen The Beatles on countless magazine covers in markets.
Yet, no Elvis promotions whatsoever.
Elvis is still charting over 35 years after his death.
He had to have done something right or that wouldn't be happening.
You Beatle nuts are obnoxious and rude.
I'm glad Elvis told that those stoned mop heads had rotten teeth.
Their bad breaths must have made Elvis sick.
What made greasy ass Elvis sick was the fact that some new band came on the scene and he didn't like sharing the lime light with them because of his big ass ego.Yes the beatles are on many magazines even today because their popularity is still huge. Why Elvis isn't I'm not sure mybe because he was a 50's has been. elvis floons are more rude than Beatle fans. show me a photo of the rotten teeth or shut up.

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#23 Nov 15, 2012
Harry wrote:
<quoted text>Greasy ass Elvis was jealous of the attention the Beatles were getting so he had to bad mouth them when they were gone. I've seen enough photos and film footage to know this is a made up crap from Old greasy donut eating Flashy jumpsuit wearing Elvis and his floon fans.
And Elvis never said a word to The Beatles, did he?

Elvis was stuck doing movie soundtracks at the time.

By 1968, he did the NBC Special and gave em their rock n roll.

And he simply never looked back. The seventies stuff was amazing.

McFartney has a lot of nerve when he did 40 years of sappy garbage.

His dumbass criticism is what you aging hippies always dish out.

Elvis was never jealous of The Beatles.

That is only in your twisted imaginations of 60's culture PR.
Harry

Renton, WA

#24 Nov 15, 2012
octo wrote:
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And Elvis never said a word to The Beatles, did he?
Elvis was stuck doing movie soundtracks at the time.
By 1968, he did the NBC Special and gave em their rock n roll.
And he simply never looked back. The seventies stuff was amazing.
McFartney has a lot of nerve when he did 40 years of sappy garbage.
His dumbass criticism is what you aging hippies always dish out.
Elvis was never jealous of The Beatles.
That is only in your twisted imaginations of 60's culture PR.
Of course he was very jealous because when the Beatles came out girls were going crazy over them and he was no longer in the spot light. Sure he still had many fans but he wasn't dominating the charts like the Beatles were. All Elvis could do was sing songs wrote and selected for him. He didn;'t have the talent to compose and arrange the instruments for the songs he sang.He wouldn't of ever been so big if it wasn't for the fact that he was a good looking hillbilly.His voice was his only good asset.He had plenty of sappy songs wrote for him to sing.He only wished he could write songs like Something or Long and winding road.

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#25 Nov 15, 2012
Harry wrote:
<quoted text>What made greasy ass Elvis sick was the fact that some new band came on the scene and he didn't like sharing the lime light with them because of his big ass ego.Yes the beatles are on many magazines even today because their popularity is still huge. Why Elvis isn't I'm not sure mybe because he was a 50's has been. elvis floons are more rude than Beatle fans. show me a photo of the rotten teeth or shut up.
Oh, please Bubba.

Elvis wasn't threatened by The Beatles.

After months of continued press and magazine covers, no extra sales.

Yet, Elvis has a million selling Christmas album on the charts.

Absolutely no promotion.

And it is just a rearranged CD with common Christmas material.

Elvis only made two Christmas albums in his lifetime.

Some has been.

Paul McFartney's new CD is no where to be found.

Says a lot about how much Elvis fans still love him, doesn't it?

You know that they had bad teeth back in the mid 1960's.

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#26 Nov 15, 2012
Harry wrote:
<quoted text>Of course he was very jealous because when the Beatles came out girls were going crazy over them and he was no longer in the spot light. Sure he still had many fans but he wasn't dominating the charts like the Beatles were. All Elvis could do was sing songs wrote and selected for him. He didn;'t have the talent to compose and arrange the instruments for the songs he sang.He wouldn't of ever been so big if it wasn't for the fact that he was a good looking hillbilly.His voice was his only good asset.He had plenty of sappy songs wrote for him to sing.He only wished he could write songs like Something or Long and winding road.
I don't think that Elvis gave a f*ck.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#27 Nov 15, 2012
octo wrote:
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Oh, please Bubba.
Elvis wasn't threatened by The Beatles.
After months of continued press and magazine covers, no extra sales.
Yet, Elvis has a million selling Christmas album on the charts.
Absolutely no promotion.
And it is just a rearranged CD with common Christmas material.
Elvis only made two Christmas albums in his lifetime.
Some has been.
Paul McFartney's new CD is no where to be found.
Says a lot about how much Elvis fans still love him, doesn't it?
You know that they had bad teeth back in the mid 1960's.
I'm still waiting for a photo of the so called bad teeth. Put up or shut up.I've never saw that in their films or thousands of pictures of the fab four. Elvis was just talking out of his big ass.He knew the British invation was happening and he wasn't the main attaction he was before that.

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#28 Nov 15, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I'm still waiting for a photo of the so called bad teeth. Put up or shut up.I've never saw that in their films or thousands of pictures of the fab four. Elvis was just talking out of his big ass.He knew the British invation was happening and he wasn't the main attaction he was before that.
Their bad teeth can clearly be seen in their concert in Japan.

The color film where they were at least in tune for 30 minutes.

George's nasty blue tongue.

Elvis was being honest and only said it to the Memphis Mafia.

He was 100% right about their bad breath and teeth.

Everybody knows that dental care in England was not a priority.

It was The Beatles who went on to bad mouth Elvis.

You believe incorrectly that Elvis gave a f*ck about British bands.

Why would he?

The quality of his material suffered after 1965 because of Parker.

Elvis was under contract to finish the films and he did.

When he returned to live performances after 1968, he kicked ass.

Something The Beatles never achieved because they sucked live.

I don't know how to give out links.

Elvis was never jealous of those silly mop tops. He was Elvis.
Bubba

Renton, WA

#29 Nov 15, 2012
octo wrote:
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Their bad teeth can clearly be seen in their concert in Japan.
The color film where they were at least in tune for 30 minutes.
George's nasty blue tongue.
Elvis was being honest and only said it to the Memphis Mafia.
He was 100% right about their bad breath and teeth.
Everybody knows that dental care in England was not a priority.
It was The Beatles who went on to bad mouth Elvis.
You believe incorrectly that Elvis gave a f*ck about British bands.
Why would he?
The quality of his material suffered after 1965 because of Parker.
Elvis was under contract to finish the films and he did.
When he returned to live performances after 1968, he kicked ass.
Something The Beatles never achieved because they sucked live.
I don't know how to give out links.
Elvis was never jealous of those silly mop tops. He was Elvis.
I've seen the footage of the Japan concerts and there aren't any close up shots so what are you talking about? Blue tongue what the hell? YOU ARE MAKING BULLSHIT UP. Elvis knew he wasn't the big attraction after 1964. Before that he may of ruled but mid sixties he was just another famous singer from the 50's.The Beatles had plenty of money for dental work and John had a personal dentist that introduced them to acid.I've never seen not one picture of any of the Beatles with bad teeth or any of them chubby. Can you produce one Octo? I think not. John at one time thought he was getting fat. But he never was not in any of their films or photos on album covers.Yes Yoko wasn't much to look at but that didn't stop me from liking a lot of his music. Linda Mccartney wasn't exactly pretty either but what matters is those two women were who John and Paul chose. But their wives aren't what I care about anyway. It's the music that matters. Their live performances often sounded bad because of all the screaming and crappy recording equipment. Had they played inside at Vegas like Elvis maybe they would of sounded better. The concert in Japan and Australia sounded ok but Shea Stadium and Candlestick Park didn't.What do you think jelly roll Elvis would of sounded like at a outside venue like Candlestick Park ?
chris

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#30 Nov 16, 2012
I'm not here to bash on Elvis, just to point out some facts. If Elvis was so classy to The Beatles, & didn't feel threatened by them, then why did he try to have them deported. Could it be, because they stole some of his thunder, & he was trying to take it back. Just something to think about.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#31 Nov 16, 2012
chris wrote:
I'm not here to bash on Elvis, just to point out some facts. If Elvis was so classy to The Beatles, & didn't feel threatened by them, then why did he try to have them deported. Could it be, because they stole some of his thunder, & he was trying to take it back. Just something to think about.
That is right Chris. Elvis called Nixon and tried to convince him that the Beatles were a bad influence on the youth because he said their songs were about taking drugs and other bullshit.Ringo points this out on the Anthology tapes. Elvis was a punk for doing that. Before then the Beatles looked up to him. Elvis couldn't stand it when the Beatle mania started because he wasn't the one in the lime light like he was before.His ego couldn't handle it.

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#32 Nov 16, 2012
chris wrote:
I'm not here to bash on Elvis, just to point out some facts. If Elvis was so classy to The Beatles, & didn't feel threatened by them, then why did he try to have them deported. Could it be, because they stole some of his thunder, & he was trying to take it back. Just something to think about.
Another falsehood.

Richard Nixon wanted them deported and Elvis wanted an FBI badge.

Elvis had nothing to do with tricky Dick's anti-drug policies.

Elvis recorded the following Beatle songs:

"Hey Jude"
"Yesterday"
"Get Back"
"Something"
"Lady Madonna"

He wouldn't have recorded them if he did not respect them.

You Beatle nuts keep on repeating the same misinformation.

Elvis was not threatened by the filthy hippie culture.

He went to Richard Nixon in December, 1970.

The Beatles had broken up and no long existed.

Yet, Bubba keeps harping on it like Elvis had power over Nixon.

Elvis had no power to make political decisions.

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#33 Nov 16, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>That is right Chris. Elvis called Nixon and tried to convince him that the Beatles were a bad influence on the youth because he said their songs were about taking drugs and other bullshit.Ringo points this out on the Anthology tapes. Elvis was a punk for doing that. Before then the Beatles looked up to him. Elvis couldn't stand it when the Beatle mania started because he wasn't the one in the lime light like he was before.His ego couldn't handle it.
You are an idiot, Bubba.

Ringo was incorrectly told that Elvis wanted them deported.

A complete fabrication since The Beatles no longer existed, fool.

Elvis was talking about rock lyrics in general.

He did not signal out The Beatles, Richard Nixon did.

All Elvis wanted was an FBI badge for his collection.

Elvis always had his own limelight. He wasn't jealous of a band.

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#34 Nov 16, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I've seen the footage of the Japan concerts and there aren't any close up shots so what are you talking about? Blue tongue what the hell? YOU ARE MAKING BULLSHIT UP. Elvis knew he wasn't the big attraction after 1964. Before that he may of ruled but mid sixties he was just another famous singer from the 50's.The Beatles had plenty of money for dental work and John had a personal dentist that introduced them to acid.I've never seen not one picture of any of the Beatles with bad teeth or any of them chubby. Can you produce one Octo? I think not. John at one time thought he was getting fat. But he never was not in any of their films or photos on album covers.Yes Yoko wasn't much to look at but that didn't stop me from liking a lot of his music. Linda Mccartney wasn't exactly pretty either but what matters is those two women were who John and Paul chose. But their wives aren't what I care about anyway. It's the music that matters. Their live performances often sounded bad because of all the screaming and crappy recording equipment. Had they played inside at Vegas like Elvis maybe they would of sounded better. The concert in Japan and Australia sounded ok but Shea Stadium and Candlestick Park didn't.What do you think jelly roll Elvis would of sounded like at a outside venue like Candlestick Park ?
Elvis did sold out outdoor shows at the Houston Astrodome in 1970.

I have some of the audience recordings and he sounded fine.

The band were in tune so you're just making bullshit excuses.

You know that the Japanese Beatle shows were professionally filmed.

Close ups of all the members of the band.

I could see McFartney's crooked teeth and Harrison's blue tongue.
chris

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#35 Nov 16, 2012
octo wrote:
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Another falsehood.
Richard Nixon wanted them deported and Elvis wanted an FBI badge.
Elvis had nothing to do with tricky Dick's anti-drug policies.
Elvis recorded the following Beatle songs:
"Hey Jude"
"Yesterday"
"Get Back"
"Something"
"Lady Madonna"
He wouldn't have recorded them if he did not respect them.
You Beatle nuts keep on repeating the same misinformation.
Elvis was not threatened by the filthy hippie culture.
He went to Richard Nixon in December, 1970.
The Beatles had broken up and no long existed.
Yet, Bubba keeps harping on it like Elvis had power over Nixon.
Elvis had no power to make political decisions.
Thank you for pointing out that Elvis recorded some Beatle tunes, if they were so horrible he wouldn't have touched anything they wrote. As far as him wanting to have them deported, that came straight from Ringos mouth. So, if it wasn't true why would he say it. And if you don't think celebrities have influence over political decissions, take a look at all the celebrities that surround Obama. They raise millions of dollars for him, don't you think they want some favors in return.

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#36 Nov 16, 2012
chris wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for pointing out that Elvis recorded some Beatle tunes, if they were so horrible he wouldn't have touched anything they wrote. As far as him wanting to have them deported, that came straight from Ringos mouth. So, if it wasn't true why would he say it. And if you don't think celebrities have influence over political decissions, take a look at all the celebrities that surround Obama. They raise millions of dollars for him, don't you think they want some favors in return.
But it did not come from Ringo's mouth.

The interviewer asked Ringo what he thought about it.

But it was a total falsehood because it was Nixon, not Elvis.

While true that Elvis saw Nixon to get a badge...

He did not go there for the purpose of wanting The Beatles gone.

If that were the case, he wouldn't have waited until they broke up.

Elvis saw them rise in 1964 like everyone else did.

He continued making films and cutting records and said nothing.

Elvis was asked about the war and the draft in 1972.

He said that he was just an entertainer.

He kept his political views to himself.

Elvis wrote to Nixon talking about the dangers of drugs in lyrics.

It was all a bunch of shit in order to get a narcotic badge.

He talked about Black Panthers, hippie elements, drug usage.

Not exactly anything to do about The Beatles.

He didn't mention any such thing in his letter to Richard Nixon.

That was just unfair misinformation on Elvis told to Ringo.
chris

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#37 Nov 16, 2012
octo wrote:
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But it did not come from Ringo's mouth.
The interviewer asked Ringo what he thought about it.
But it was a total falsehood because it was Nixon, not Elvis.
While true that Elvis saw Nixon to get a badge...
He did not go there for the purpose of wanting The Beatles gone.
If that were the case, he wouldn't have waited until they broke up.
Elvis saw them rise in 1964 like everyone else did.
He continued making films and cutting records and said nothing.
Elvis was asked about the war and the draft in 1972.
He said that he was just an entertainer.
He kept his political views to himself.
Elvis wrote to Nixon talking about the dangers of drugs in lyrics.
It was all a bunch of shit in order to get a narcotic badge.
He talked about Black Panthers, hippie elements, drug usage.
Not exactly anything to do about The Beatles.
He didn't mention any such thing in his letter to Richard Nixon.
That was just unfair misinformation on Elvis told to Ringo.
OK, maybe Ringo was given false information. But you're right about Nixon, he tried to have John deported, because of his protest of the war in Vietnam.

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#38 Nov 16, 2012
chris wrote:
<quoted text>OK, maybe Ringo was given false information. But you're right about Nixon, he tried to have John deported, because of his protest of the war in Vietnam.
That was Richard Nixon.

Just because Elvis saw Richard Nixon in 1970, means nothing.

Elvis met President Johnson and Jimmy Carter as well.

Elvis had zero political ambitions.
Bubba

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#39 Nov 16, 2012
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Another falsehood.
Richard Nixon wanted them deported and Elvis wanted an FBI badge.
Elvis had nothing to do with tricky Dick's anti-drug policies.
Elvis recorded the following Beatle songs:
"Hey Jude"
"Yesterday"
"Get Back"
"Something"
"Lady Madonna"
He wouldn't have recorded them if he did not respect them.
You Beatle nuts keep on repeating the same misinformation.
Elvis was not threatened by the filthy hippie culture.
He went to Richard Nixon in December, 1970.
The Beatles had broken up and no long existed.
Yet, Bubba keeps harping on it like Elvis had power over Nixon.
Elvis had no power to make political decisions.
He used Beatle songs to try to update his set list so he wouldn't sound like just a throw back to the fifties.Elvis did tell Nixon he thought the Beatles were making a bad impression on American youth.He was a kiss ass to Nixon because he wanted a badge. He talked to Nixon before 1970 on the phone. His visit to the white house may of came after the Beatles broke but not the conversation he and DICK Nixon had.You are the one that needs to get your facts straight not us.It's on the anthology tapes and I'm sure Ringo just didn't make it up. He'd know if anyone would.The power Elvis had wasn't political but Nixon liked him because he was supposed to be clean cut anti-drug and the hypocrite was doing more prescription drugs than all 4 of the Beatles. that's what killed his big ass Octo. uppers and downers and all the Southern deep fried greasy food. Uh Huh oh Yeah.

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#40 Nov 16, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>He used Beatle songs to try to update his set list so he wouldn't sound like just a throw back to the fifties.Elvis did tell Nixon he thought the Beatles were making a bad impression on American youth.He was a kiss ass to Nixon because he wanted a badge. He talked to Nixon before 1970 on the phone. His visit to the white house may of came after the Beatles broke but not the conversation he and DICK Nixon had.You are the one that needs to get your facts straight not us.It's on the anthology tapes and I'm sure Ringo just didn't make it up. He'd know if anyone would.The power Elvis had wasn't political but Nixon liked him because he was supposed to be clean cut anti-drug and the hypocrite was doing more prescription drugs than all 4 of the Beatles. that's what killed his big ass Octo. uppers and downers and all the Southern deep fried greasy food. Uh Huh oh Yeah.
Elvis told Nixon that drugs in rock lyrics were a bad impression.

That it was poisoning the minds of American youth.

I've seen his letter. No mention of The Beatles.

He was talking about all the bands but did not signal just one.

He was playing up to what Nixon wanted to hear to get a badge.

Elvis couldn't call Nixon or why bother writing a letter?

You're an idiot.

You get your facts right and get off the pot, you paranoid floon.

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