Recalling one thing he mentioned to the King upon that first — and solely — assembly, Lennon added: “As a result of we had been each Peter Sellers followers, I bear in mind saying to him, ‘Zis is ze means it needs to be. Ze small homey gathering wiz a couple of mates and a leetle music!’”
The Beatle mentioned he knew his bandmates McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison had been all feeling as nervous as he was after they arrived at Graceland and had been greeted by their idol.
“He was a legend in his personal lifetime, and it’s by no means simple assembly a legend in his personal lifetime,” he defined. “Nonetheless, Elvis tried to make us really feel at house.”
In keeping with the Think about hitmaker, the room remained silence when the group had acquired settled, with Presley ultimately breaking the ice by joking: “Look, guys, if you happen to’re simply going to take a seat there an stare at me, I’m going to mattress.”