The Beatles, at the height of their fame, criticised their hero Elvis Presley for not playing live, newly discovered interviews of the iconic band has revealed.
The previously unreleased interviews were given to a US DJ called Jerry G Bishop over a series of weeks, as the rock band travelled across US on their 1965 summer tour and have remained in the hands of an LA record executive – until now.
“Yeah, well of course, since when I was 16, I’ve loved his records. We used to do a lot of his songs until we started doing our own … but I don’t like the new stuff half as much – we told him that last night,” the Independent quoted Paul McCartney as saying in one interview.
In another assessment of Presley, Lennon said he quizzed him on why he only made films: “We were asking him about just making movies, and not making any [personal] appearances, and I think he enjoys making movies so much ... We couldn’t stand not doing personal appearances – we get bored quickly.”