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

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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.” Full Story

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#41 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.
He also sang:

"Proud Mary"
"You've Lost That Loving Feeling"
"Sweet Caroline"
"Polk Salad Annie"
"Never Been To Spain"
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
"Suspicious Minds"
"I'm Leavin'"
"My Babe"
"How Great Thou Art"
"Burning Love"
"Memphis Tn"
"Help Me Make It Through The Night"
"American Trilogy"
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
"Steamroller Blues"

And more...

He really didn't do "Yesterday" or "Something" too often.
Bubba

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#42 Nov 16, 2012
octo wrote:
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He also sang:
"Proud Mary"
"You've Lost That Loving Feeling"
"Sweet Caroline"
"Polk Salad Annie"
"Never Been To Spain"
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
"Suspicious Minds"
"I'm Leavin'"
"My Babe"
"How Great Thou Art"
"Burning Love"
"Memphis Tn"
"Help Me Make It Through The Night"
"American Trilogy"
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
"Steamroller Blues"
And more...
He really didn't do "Yesterday" or "Something" too often.
Poor old guy had to use everybody else's songs because he didn't have any of his own.I wonder if he got tired of paying royalties to everyone who let him use their songs for his performances.I guess he didn't worry about paying then because Colonel Daddy Parker paid them for him and Elvis was making big money anyway.So Colonel side show and Elvis were both happy.

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#43 Nov 16, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Poor old guy had to use everybody else's songs because he didn't have any of his own.I wonder if he got tired of paying royalties to everyone who let him use their songs for his performances.I guess he didn't worry about paying then because Colonel Daddy Parker paid them for him and Elvis was making big money anyway.So Colonel side show and Elvis were both happy.
You see, nobody gave a rats ass then if Elvis didn't write them.

It was all about the performance and how well the band played live.

The Beatles did 30 minute shows and couldn't stay in tune.

Yet, Mr Bob Dylan plugged in at Newport in 1965.

Inventing the modern concert experience.

Shit, The Beatles couldn't even get it together on a roof top.

Let's face it, The Beatles weren't good enough as a lounge band.

George Martin diced and sliced their songs to make em sound good.

In my opinion, that is like cheating.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#44 Nov 16, 2012
octo wrote:
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You see, nobody gave a rats ass then if Elvis didn't write them.
It was all about the performance and how well the band played live.
The Beatles did 30 minute shows and couldn't stay in tune.
Yet, Mr Bob Dylan plugged in at Newport in 1965.
Inventing the modern concert experience.
Shit, The Beatles couldn't even get it together on a roof top.
Let's face it, The Beatles weren't good enough as a lounge band.
George Martin diced and sliced their songs to make em sound good.
In my opinion, that is like cheating.
If they weren't good enough to be a lounge band then why did they sell millions of records moron? Elvis sounded good in Vegas because he was playing smaller Venues and we both know small Venues have better sound acoustics than Stadiums like Candlestick park and you are comparing 1965 concerts to 1974 concerts of Elvis.Mccartney sounds great now in any Venue.The roof top was a jam not intended to be a full concert ignoramus.

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#45 Nov 16, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>If they weren't good enough to be a lounge band then why did they sell millions of records moron? Elvis sounded good in Vegas because he was playing smaller Venues and we both know small Venues have better sound acoustics than Stadiums like Candlestick park and you are comparing 1965 concerts to 1974 concerts of Elvis.Mccartney sounds great now in any Venue.The roof top was a jam not intended to be a full concert ignoramus.
The Houston Astrodome in 1970 wasn't a small venue, Bubba.

Of course, smaller places have better acoustics.

That is probably why Elvis liked Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe.

The audience tapes sound amazing.

I wouldn't pay money to see an aging McFartney croak out his hits.

It is too late for him now. He should retire and enjoy his money.

I have the Candlestick Park concert on 1966 soundboard.

It wasn't a good show.

I just didn't think they were a good live band, that's all.

They knew it too because they gave up touring for studio work.

It is no big deal, you know.

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#46 Nov 16, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>If they weren't good enough to be a lounge band then why did they sell millions of records moron? Elvis sounded good in Vegas because he was playing smaller Venues and we both know small Venues have better sound acoustics than Stadiums like Candlestick park and you are comparing 1965 concerts to 1974 concerts of Elvis.Mccartney sounds great now in any Venue.The roof top was a jam not intended to be a full concert ignoramus.
They sold millions of records because they hit at the right time.

People were hungry for something exciting after JFK was gunned down.

Anyway, the rock concert experience wasn't perfected yet.

The Beatles were playing with tiny amps and so were The Stones.

Listen to how good The Rolling Stones sounded.

They mastered their live performances and were not out of tune.

And I also point to Dylan as well.

You are making excuses because you know they weren't good live.

I sure was disappointed by the few live Beatle boots I have.

Elvis was way superior even on a 1956 soundboard, Bubba.

Little Rock, May 1956. Elvis and the band were all in tune.
Bubba

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#47 Nov 17, 2012
Ok Octo I agree the Beatles were much better in the studio than live. I doubt if then even got to do a sound check before the concerts back then. They did have guitar techs or even moniter speakers then. Elvis probably sounded good in May 1956 because it wasn't nothing like the pandamodium the Beatles had in 1965. Yes I know there concerts were short and not very good sounding yet they still could harmonize and sing on key. Do you have any idea how hard that is without moniterv speakers and thousands of girls all screaming at the top of their lungs? Bob Dylan sounded better because he didn't have all that.Elvis and the guys turned up before the filming got started in some cases of the Beatles they carried their guitars around and had to run up and play and in hot or cold weather guitars do get out of tune.Too bad they didn't have it like in the later 70's or like now.In Australia they did sound pretty good live like in Japan but here they sounded crappy because of the situation not because of lack of talent.

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#48 Nov 17, 2012
Bubba wrote:
Ok Octo I agree the Beatles were much better in the studio than live. I doubt if then even got to do a sound check before the concerts back then. They did have guitar techs or even moniter speakers then. Elvis probably sounded good in May 1956 because it wasn't nothing like the pandamodium the Beatles had in 1965. Yes I know there concerts were short and not very good sounding yet they still could harmonize and sing on key. Do you have any idea how hard that is without moniterv speakers and thousands of girls all screaming at the top of their lungs? Bob Dylan sounded better because he didn't have all that.Elvis and the guys turned up before the filming got started in some cases of the Beatles they carried their guitars around and had to run up and play and in hot or cold weather guitars do get out of tune.Too bad they didn't have it like in the later 70's or like now.In Australia they did sound pretty good live like in Japan but here they sounded crappy because of the situation not because of lack of talent.
Elvis demanded the best sound available at the time.

It was one of the few things Parker got right.

I've heard some amazing live recordings that survived the 50's.

Elvis just carried that into his late 60's and 70's concerts.

And Elvis worked with some great musicians also.

They did an excellent job.

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#50 Nov 18, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>You are right. Elvis did have talented musicians and singers backing him up. Yes he always tried very hard to give it his best even if he was sick.I haven't heard very many of his concerts but I did buy my Mom the 1968 comeback show that was produced very well.The Beatles sounded great on the Hey Jude video and on the All You need is love live show but their early concerts were recorded poorly and the sound was bad.They knew they could never sound as good live as they did on record.The rooftop video for let it be wasn't really all that bad for a live jam but with the right sound techs and producers it could of been better.I think on Ed Sullivan they didn't play live because it sounded much more polished than their live shows. I've seen a few Stones shows where they sounded bad too.Poor Elvis only got filmed from the waist up because his swiveling hips was too much for TV back then. Funny because that's what made him look cool.
Uncle Miltie had Elvis on before Ed Sullivan and Elvis was raw.

But really, I like Elvis best in the late 60's and 70's.

I have an amazing outtake of Elvis jamming on "Hey Jude"

It is much better than the released master which was edited.

On the outtake, it sounds close to The Beatles version.

It rocks.

The Stones had a great period between 1968-1971.

I even have the previously unreleased "Rock N Roll Circus"

As you know, John and Eric Clapton jammed as The Dirty Mac.

I love finding unheard or unseen stuff from the rock era.

You seem to have the wrong idea of me cause I dig Elvis.

But I've heard what Elvis could really do on bootleg/imports.

Amazing stuff.

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#53 Nov 18, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Octo I have never got to see Elvis singing Hey Jude or Something but I'd like too. I have seen him sing covers of Polk Salad Annie and Steam Roller blues. I like his version of Steam Roller but I like the original version of Polk salad Annie better by Tony Joe White. He had a swampy rock style and Elvis had more country style rockabilly both are good.I'd love to hear Elvis do Good Golly Miss Molly or Devil with a blue dress on.Are either of those songs on any bootlegs? That style fits Elvis good. I wished he would of done a bluesy album and sang I put a spell on you.It could of been great.
The best versions of "Polk Salad Annie" and "Steamroller Blues"....

They are on imports, Bubba.

That's because Elvis did thousands of concerts.

So he'd sometimes do a really rockin' or bluesy version of it.

It was live so they were not always captured by RCA.

Elvis did "Susie Q" live a couple times.

I've sent Jim a few copies of my CD's I've put together.

One of them is called, "Dirty Blues"

It was just a matter of piecing the songs together on one disc.

They were scattered and an Elvis fan would have to find them.

Elvis was very misunderstood and complex.

The real Elvis was rarely captured by RCA on record.

That is what blew my mind when I heard the unreleased stuff.

Both studio outtakes and live show Elvis really into rock n roll.

It is too bad that John Lennon didn't get to hear them.

I've listened to Tony Joe White and he wrote some great songs.

But he never made big as a musician.

Elvis's covers of a few of his songs in the seventies were great.

Elvis never did "Good Golly Miss Molly" or "I Put A Spell On You"

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#54 Nov 18, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I have seen the original Rock and Roll circus.Clapton and Lennon with Kieth Richards on bass and Jimi Hendrix's drummer. Wierd combo but at least Yoko wasn't in the Dirty Mother band-Thank God because she ruined the Plastic Ono Band and Clapton soon departed because of John letting her do her stupid primal screeching.Worse that rap even if that's possible.Lol
Yoko Ono was in "The Rock N Roll Circus"

Watch it again.

Anyway, she didn't ruin it.

I think everybody accepted her as part of John.

She walked up to The Dirty Mac and started screaming her ass off.

I also have The Stones still unreleased film, "C*cksucker Blues"

The title doesn't have anything to do with anything gross.

It is just amazing that The Stones felt they had to go Disco.

Because they were a bluesy rock n roll band before that crap.

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#57 Nov 18, 2012
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<quoted text>Octo That show on PBS He touched me is on right now. It shows a lot of footage of Early Elvis and talks about his roots in Black Gospel.They want 125 dollars for two CD's.You probably already have it I wouldn't doubt.It's the same one I saw before and it talks about his friendship with JD Southern and hoe in 1957 Ed Sullivan didn't want him to sing Peace in the valley but Elvis had already promised his mom so he got to sing it anyway.Man he was so young back then.Towards the end Elvis let his hair get pretty long and completely cover his ears like the Beatles did on rubber Soul.Gospel was his highlight for his live shows.My Mom always said Elvis could of made a great preacher as well as singer.
Really?

I have the two DVD set, "He Touched Me"

I bought it at Walmart for $10.

Who wanted $125 for it in Washington State?

Anyway, it was interesting but I have so much Elvis already.

That is why I ask family to NOT buy me any Elvis.

That has been on television quite a lot.

I find quite a few rock n roll DVD's at Walmart.

The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Journey
The Doors
Alice Cooper

You just have to look for them.

They are 1/2 the price of places like Best Buy or FYE.

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#58 Nov 18, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I saw it a long time ago but I only remember them doing a couple of songs without Yoko. Maybe the newer version you have has more footage not sure. I did see the Live in Toronto show where Clapton looked disgusted while Yoko was doing her freaky thing when he played in the Plastic Ono Band.I think the Who rocked pretty good. I'll have to find it on DVD.
I often wonder why The Rolling Stones never broadcasted it in 1968.

Brian Jones looked cross eyed.

Clapton couldn't have been too disgusted with Yoko, Bubba.

He was playing guitar with The Beatles while Yoko was the singer.

It is on a 4 disc bootleg I have called, "The Beatles True Masters"

Then after Yoko was done, they did some of George's material.

The sound quality is perfect but Yoko ruined a good jam.
chris

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#59 Nov 18, 2012
octo wrote:
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Really?
I have the two DVD set, "He Touched Me"
I bought it at Walmart for $10.
Who wanted $125 for it in Washington State?
Anyway, it was interesting but I have so much Elvis already.
That is why I ask family to NOT buy me any Elvis.
That has been on television quite a lot.
I find quite a few rock n roll DVD's at Walmart.
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Journey
The Doors
Alice Cooper
You just have to look for them.
They are 1/2 the price of places like Best Buy or FYE.
You're right Octo, I work at Walmart & we do have a pretty good selection of music dvds. Another good place to find some older or out of print dvds is Amazon.

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#62 Nov 18, 2012
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<quoted text>You're right Octo, I work at Walmart & we do have a pretty good selection of music dvds. Another good place to find some older or out of print dvds is Amazon.
I even found the previously unissued AC/DC movie at Walmart.

"Let There Be Rock" was shot before Bon Scott passed away.

Still one of the best rock concert films ever made.

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#63 Nov 18, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>On PBS they wanted 125 for the two DVD's that's insane.Well worth 10 bucks though. I don't like Wallmarts way of treating their employees but they do have cheap prices.
I wouldn't know how they treat their employees.

I just go to Walmart because it is close to home.

It is the only store that is open 24 hours around these parts.

That comes in handy sometimes.

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#64 Nov 19, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Where did you find that bootleg? I've never seen or heard of it but would love to hear it.Clapton and George played a lot together both masters of the guitar.
I bought that boot years ago at an independent record store.

It is no longer in business.

However, I did grab a lot of great imports.

"The Beatles Masters" has a shaved vagina carved in a green apple.

It has a disc of a rare Apple radio show from the eighties also.

They had played stuff from the Apple vaults.

The songs Yoko screams on, would've been great with a real singer.

But at least, George took over and did some interesting things.

I wish you could hear some of the stuff, Bubba.

Very historical.

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#66 Nov 19, 2012
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Last Friday there was a protest against Walmart in several states by the employees because of Walmart greed and and their cheap minimum wage paying jobs, They fire or threaten anyone that mentions a Union.People having to work at last minutes notice for holidays no medical or any decent benefits.Corporate Greed just like McDonalds.As far as prices and locations they still have thousands flock there. Myself I still go to K=mart.
We have a K Mart at the mall up the road but they close at 9 pm.

Target closes at night also.

I find that every store offers some decent prices on a few things.

When I go to Walmart, I always see the employees working.

Lowes Hardware is really useless.

Try and get an employee to help you find something.

Good luck.
Bubba

Everett, WA

#67 Nov 19, 2012
octo wrote:
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We have a K Mart at the mall up the road but they close at 9 pm.
Target closes at night also.
I find that every store offers some decent prices on a few things.
When I go to Walmart, I always see the employees working.
Lowes Hardware is really useless.
Try and get an employee to help you find something.
Good luck.
Yeah I've heard that about Lowes in other places.I like best buy. Home depot I guess is better than Lowes.
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#68 Nov 20, 2012
These 5 meeting couldn't have been better~ I love them both!

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