‘Elvis was like God’ said McCartney when The Beatles met The King, Lennon did NOT agree

express– It was the mythical meeting of the biggest forces in popular music in the world. Elvis had been the undisputed King throughout the later 1950s but by the early 1960s the British Invasion of the US (and the entire globe) had begun, spearheaded by the Fab Four. It was the Beatles who pushed for the meeting, with Elvis’ manager Colonel Parker repeatedly turning them down. Even Elvis privately retorted, “They are just trying to get these boys some publicity off my back.” When it finally happened, during the band’s 1965 US tour it didn’t exactly go how anyone had expected or hoped it would.

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