The Beatles: Elvis Presley tried to BAN band from America as stars open up on meeting King

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

hen The Beatles were in the height of their fame, they excitedly managed to meet American superstar and the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley. In a series of interviews compiled in a YouTube video in recent years, band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison all reflected on the incredible opportunity. But Starr admitted the experience has been tainted, as he claimed Presley tried to ban them from entering the USA in the years following their initial meeting.

“He was just surrounded by these sycophants,” Starr recalled initially of the meeting.

“[Elvis would say] ‘I’m gonna go to the loo now’, [they would say] ‘Oh ok we’ll all go to the loo with you’.

“It was just so strange, and I was just so angry because he wasn’t making any music.

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