8 January 2014
mr. Sun king coming together said
Because when the Beatles became huge in the USA, people forgot about Elvis. So he hated them because he no longer was the king of music.
Very ignorant comment.
Elvis signed into his movie contracts immediately when he came back from the army in 1960 and his movie contracts did not end until 1970. The Beatles took America by storm from 1964-1969. Elvis did not feel threatened by the Beatles because he was not in the music industry at the time. He was out of the loop due to his contracts. Elvis initially had no quarrels with the Beatles which is why he allowed them to come visit him. However as the Beatles began to take a more 'non-musical vocal' approach to things, such as advertising their ideas and pleasures such as drug use and anti-Americanism Elvis began to feel somewhat annoyed by them. That isn't to say they were solely responsible for such ideas, the times seemed to be headed that way with all the demonstrations and such. Elvis hated the entire culture that was forming around America at the time. When he met Nixon he told him, "I want kids to respect the flag because that's being washed away now a days."
It wasn't that he hated them as people even when they became vocal with their ideas but rather the things they were advertising, Lennon especially. How could he hate them when they constantly praised him throughout their career and even 'til this day?
The Beatles were great but let's not turn this into a Beatles vs. Elvis thing. The Beatles existed because of Elvis, as John himself said, "If there had been no Elvis Presley, there would be no Beatles."
It didn't seem to me that Elvis trusted Nixon much either, he was quoted as saying to Nixon, "Mr. President, we all do respect, you have your show to run, i got mine."
8 January 2014
3 May 2012
Ummm, am i missing something? my reply was supposed to be OUTSIDE the box, right?
Yeah, but it's okay. Things like that happen a fair bit on here.
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10 February 2013
I've tried to post twice in this thread & each time it gobbles up what I wrote and only posts what I quoted from Tulane on the previous page.
Anyway, what I was trying to say is that I think Tulane's post was great. Also that I read in Priscilla Presley's book that Elvis because curious about LSD after The Beatles went public with their experiences. They tried it alone at Graceland once and after spending hours staring at the aquarium, neither cared for the experience and never tried it again.
I have to say, this forum has been acting so strangely it seems as though it may have been dipping into the ol' lysergic, too.
14 December 2009
Priscilla's a bit confused about the timeline, I think. Every other account I've read has Elvis, Priscilla and some of the guys taking acid at Graceland sometime between Christmas and New Year's Eve, 1965; whereas the Beatles never went public until Paul forced their hand in '67.
10 February 2013
17 October 2013
17 October 2013
Sorry messed up above…………..
Here's what I meant to post.
This is a sound clip from, 'Jukebox Jury' a BBC show that was very popular in it's day. Four 'famous for something' members of a Jury give the thumbs-up or down to the weeks new releases……..Acts like the Stones Kinks Beach-Boys…….Elvis etc.
On one occasion at least, all four Beatles made up the jury. This clip has an idiot girl and John……(who's quite funny and articulate) giving their thoughts on, 'She's a Devil in Disguise'
I doubt what John had to say would have endeared him much to Elvis.
2 January 2014
Elvis didn't like John Lennon's anti-war stance, and thought it was dumb.. even if it was the peaceful answer. Elvis also died out when the Beatles came around.. so he was jealous. Elvis was a very stuck up person I must say, he thought he was well, the King, and took advantage of it. So one someone else came into the picture he was angry he wasn't in the spotlight anymore.
18 April 2013
I'm late to the discussion, so forgive me if I say something that's already been said (I've done my best to skim the thread).
Yes, I believe Elvis took acid and smoked marijuana before The Beatles announced their drug use to the public.
Elvis went to see Nixon because he wanted to be a federal agent in the fight against drugs, but the real reason was that he wanted the special badge that went with it to add to his collection of law enforcement badges. The funny thing is, Nixon didn't tell him the badge was honorary, so he left the White House thinking he had the ability to arrest people for drugs.
While he was with Nixon, he did mention The Beatles and their anti-American sentiments, but apparently it just a passing comment.
I think the real motivation was getting the fancy badge, because Elvis went on to use cocaine himself a few years later.
I haven't seen any evidence that he hated John Lennon. I believe he loved The Beatles' music, since he covered several of their songs. He also wouldn't have met with them if he resented them. Also, Elvis was helpful to John Lennon when he was fighting to stay in the US, and spoke with him by phone several times.
And yes, Elvis always hated his film own film career (I love his films, though) and wanted to do more serious films, but the Colonel would have nothing to do with anything that didn't bring in the big bucks.
"One day little Lucie came into the farm-yard crying—oh, she did cry so! 'I’ve lost my pocket-handkin! Three handkins and a pinny! Have YOU seen them, Tabby Kitten?' The Kitten went on washing her white paws; so Lucie asked a speckled hen—'Sally Henny-penny, have YOU found three pocket-handkins?' But the speckled hen ran into a barn, clucking—'I go barefoot, barefoot, barefoot!'"
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