John Lennon is one of the most acclaimed musicians of all time, however, he felt The Beatles didn’t make a song as great as one of Elvis Presley’s most famous tracks. In addition, Ringo Starr had strong feelings about the Elvis song in question. Here’s a look at how members of the Beatles felt about one of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s most famous songs.
In 1968, John gave an interview to Rolling Stone’s Jonathan Cott. He discussed everything from T. S. Elliot’s The Waste Land to the black power movement to Bob Dylan.
During the interview, Cott said The Beatles were trying to get away from their old records. “But I’d like to make a record like [Richie Barrett’s] ‘Some Other Guy,’” John revealed. “I haven’t done one that satisfies me as much as that satisfied me. Or [Gene Vincent’s] ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ or [Elvis’] ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ or [Little Richard’s] ‘Good Golly, Miss Molly’ or [Jerry Lee Lewis’] ‘Whole Lot of Shakin’.’ I’m not being modest. I mean we’re still trying it.”