Elvis and The Beatles book

New book explores
The King and The Fab Four
Behind the Scenes!


ELVIS AND THE BEATLES takes a fascinating look back at the year-to-year evolution of the careers of both The King of Rock and Roll and The Fab Four simultaneously while debunking false stereotypes.

The book uncovers how surprisingly similar the careers of Elvis Presley and The Beatles were, and the multitude of ways that their personal and professional lives intersected. The book also examines the complex relationship between the two biggest musical acts and their managers. Much more went on behind the scenes than most people realize.

Fascinating revelations include:

Why The Beatles loved Colonel Parker

The truth about the jam session between Elvis and The Beatles

Why The Beatles were banned in Memphis

Elvis vs. The Beatles: Who dissed who first?

The friendship between Brian Epstein and Colonel Parker

How The Beatles almost recorded in Memphis

paul-holding-magazineWhich Beatle wanted to be Elvis’ producer

Why The Beatles did not understand Elvis Presley’s musical passions

How Colonel Parker helped The Beatles

Why Elvis was not on the Sgt. Pepper cover

Muhammad Ali’s link to both

The secret reporter present when Elvis met The Beatles

Which Beatle was Presley’s favorite

How Elvis inspired Sgt. Pepper

Singer Sophie Tucker’s connection to both

Presley’s spiritual quest started before The Beatles

Why Elvis Presley got more to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show

Which Beatles songs Elvis sang

How The Beatles inspired Elvis

Who was bigger: Elvis or The Beatles?

By comparing and contrasting the parallel lives, careers and tragedies of Elvis Presley and The Beatles, this book explores like never before the surprising relationship between the two biggest superstars of the last century.

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“I strongly recommend this book to fans of Elvis Presley and/or the Beatles. The book gives strong insight and a behind-the-scenes view of both, and how they felt about each other… Elvis Presley and The Beatles were better friends than most thinkThere was much more going on behind the scenes than anyone knew.”
– Shelley Germeaux, John Lennon Historian


Book News:

ELVIS AND THE BEATLES is part of the library collection at:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives in Cleveland



Read more fascinating facts about Elvis and The Beatles on my Elvis blog