Elvis Presley and The Beatles – two of the greatest musicians of all time. One’s a solo American singer, while the other was a British band, who composed and wrote their own songs. But what if they actually met in person? That’s really what happened.
Fifty years ago, on 27 August 1965, two of the world’s iconic musical stars, met for the first and only time. It was a big event in Music History, where The Beatles had a night off from their current U.S Tour. Elvis were the band’s inspiration for their music and I bet meeting the King of Rock and Roll was quite an honour. However, we never had a full, proper record of the meeting as Elvis decided to not to let any of the media enter his Beverly Hills mansion. But all was not lost.
Days after the 50th Anniversary, the English Radio station BBC Radio 2 hosted an event throughout the whole Bank Holiday Monday (31st August 2015). The programme was sharing Britain’s choice of their favourite Top Fifty Elvis and Beatles songs of all time, followed by a special programme called When Elvis Met the Beatles, to commemorate the occasion.
I listened to the programme on the day of it’s broadcast and I loved it; I even sang along to all the Elvis and Beatles songs (although The Beatles are my favourite; sorry Elvis fans). I really recommend having a listen to it, if you can.
To read the 2011 BBC News article about the event, click the link below:
To listen to When Elvis Met the Beatles online, click the link below:
So, in honour of the meeting, I, myself will share my top five favourite Elvis and Beatles songs. For The Beatles, I have updated my list of favourite, since I’ve already published another post of my favourite Beatles songs.
Link to previous Beatles songs post: https://actingmylife.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/twist-shout-dream-and-sing-my-top-ten-beatles-songs/
So, without further ado, I give my top five favourite Elvis and Beatles songs. 🙂
Top Five Elvis Songs
5. Return to Sender
4. Can’t Help Falling in Love
3. Suspicious Minds
2. (You’re the) Devil in Disguise
1. Jailhouse Rock
Top Five Beatles Songs
4. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
3. With A Little Help From My Friends
2. Hello, Goodbye
1. She Loves You
And now, it’s over to you; who is your favourite artists – Elvis or The Beatles. What’s your favourite song by them?
I hope you enjoyed reading this special post; and don’t forget to enjoy rock and roll and pop, in it’s own creative and musical way. 😉