Looking Back On The Awkward Meeting Between Elvis Presley And The Beatles

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Elvis Presley and the members of The Beatles are some of the most influential musical artists of their era and ours. However, their paths did cross at one point in time on August 27th, 1965 at Elvis’s home. All four Beatles and Elvis met within the walls of his home and practically no one knew about it except for a few close insiders.

There were no photographers and no fans or reporters swarming up and down the street outside the home. It was exactly the way they want it!

What they were all up to at the time before meeting

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The Beatles in 1965 / Wikimedia Commons

Priscilla Presley was the one to reveal this information in an interview. “Everything was quite secretive,” she says. At the time she was just Elvis’s girlfriend and living at the Bel Air house with him while he was filming a movie. “Not a big deal was made about it because no one wanted it to get out to the press.”

At that point in time, Elvis was filming tons of movies such as Harum Scarum, Frankie and Johnny, and Paradise, Hawaii Style. Not many of them were box office hits, and his only top 10 hit for a song was “Crying in the Chapel.” At the same time, The Beatles release their fifth studio album Help! and perform on television.

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Elvis Presley in the movie Girl Happy / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Author of the books The Colonel and Elvis and the Memphis Mafia, Alanna Nash, reveals that Elvis originally felt threatened by The Beatles. “Elvis, who never really understood the Sixties, felt threatened by the Beatles since they were having huge hits at a time he wasn’t, when he was making formulaic movies,” she says.

However, The Beatles were excited to meet with Elvis! Colonel Parker, Elvis’s manager, was so elusive that it was hard for the group to set up a meeting with Elvis. Parker soon insisted that The Beatles come to Elvis, not the other way around.

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The Beatles / Giphy

The Beatles are finally meeting Elvis Presley

They didn’t care about anything, they just wanted to meet Elvis face-to-face. They were all admirers of Elvis and were largely influenced by his artistry. The actual meeting was a tad awkward though. Elvis was surrounded by his entourage of people, about 20 of them. He was sitting on a couch with the television on with the sound off.

Priscilla recalls The Beatles being so shy. “You could hear a pin drop when they walked in. I was amazed by how shy they were,” she says. “It was a little bit awkward because they kept looking at him and not really saying anything.”

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The one photo of Elvis meeting with The Beatles / FeelNumb.com

“Well, guys, if you’re going to just sit around staring at me, I might as well go to bed,” Elvis said to break the silence. Everyone thankfully found it humorous and laughed. In a 1975 interview, John Lennon says that they were “terrified” to meet Elvis.

“He is our idol. I just remember sitting there and him playing the bass. And me thinking, ‘It’s Elvis! It’s Elvis! It’s actually Elvis.’ He looked great then, no weight on him. He looked good.”

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Elvis Presley performing / CBS

Thankfully, Alanna Nash was able to inform us all that they did get around to jamming a little. It ended up being so worth it for everyone!

“He went to the piano, and somebody came up with some guitars, and they played Chuck Berry songs, Elvis songs, and Beatles songs, with Elvis playing bass on ‘I Feel Fine.’ As the late Marty Lacker recalled in Elvis and the Memphis Mafia, Paul said something like, ‘You’re coming along quite promising on the bass there, Elvis.’ And then the ice was broken.”

What an incredible story! Wish we had footage of that amazing jam session that took place.

Don’t forget to check out this rare home footage of Elvis Presley jamming with Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash back in the mid-50s!

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Woman Claims She Was Kicked Out Of Golden Corral For Dressing “Too Provocatively”

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One woman is now claiming that a manager asks the removal of her out of a Golden Corral restaurant because of her outfit. Some restaurants have dress codes, but Golden Corral seems like one of the many who don’t. Sueretta Emke, a 25-year-old, says that the Golden Corral in Erie, Pennsylvania wrongfully tells her to leave because of what she was wearing.

Sueretta drives an hour to this Golden Corral that features an all-you-can-eat buffet with her husband and son. It is to celebrate her son’s birthday with his friends. When she went to get food, Sueretta says a manager tells her she is dressed “too provocatively” and has to leave.

What the Golden Corral manager had to say

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Sueretta took to Facebook to explain what happened. “I explained that we drove an hour there… I didn’t just have clothes I could change into but he didn’t care. He never would tell me exactly what I was showing too much of when I asked point blank what I was showing too much of. He would respond that it wasn’t his place to say.”

Additionally, she says that the manager says he receives a complaint about her outfit, which is what prompts him to ask her to change or leave.

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Sueretta and her family / Facebook

Sueretta spoke to NBC News about the situation. Allegedly, when she asks the manager if they have a dress code, he says no, “but it’s a family restaurant so if someone complains, we step in.” She then follows up with “So what if I am in there and if I have a problem with someone’s religious attire, would you make them leave?”

The manager apparently has no response to that. Sueretta apparently went to the franchise owner afterward to complain about what happened, but he defends the decision made by the location’s manager.

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Sueretta Emke and her husband / Facebook

A Golden Corral executive reaches out

Golden Corral did not issue a comment when asked by NBC News. Sueretta stated that she did see other customers in the restaurant with more revealing clothing than her. She believes they discriminate against her for her size. “I really do believe something was said to me because I’m not thin, so it’s not considered sexy,” she said.

Thankfully, Sueretta was able to update everyone that a Golden Corral franchise business consultant reached out. They went on to deeply apologize for what happened. She explains in a Facebook comment on the original post.

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Sueretta Emke Facebook comment / Facebook

In the letter from the Golden Corral consultant, they say, “Please be assured that the Franchise and I are looking into your concerns and taking whatever corrective action is appropriate.”

Sueretta explains that in the top she was wearing at Golden Corral, that it was her first crop top ever. She has become confident enough to wear one in public despite her size and the beauty standards of today. After what she experiences, she says, “I really felt cute in it and now I never want to wear that shirt again.”

This wouldn’t be the first time someone got kicked out of a place for a stupid reason.

Take a look at this story where two teens got kicked off a flight because the airline would not accommodate their peanut allergy!

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World War II-Era Navajo Code Talker, William Tully Brown, Dies At Age 96

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Reports are surfacing that World War II-era Navajo Code Talker, William Tully Brown, has died at the age of 96. He is the third Navajo Code Talker to pass away since May 10th this year.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez confirmed that Brown died Monday, June 3rd, in Winslow, Arizona. The cause of death is not known.

Meet William Tully Brown

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William Tully Brown / LongRoom

Brown was born among several Navajos who would end up serving in the Marine Corps. They used a code based on their native language in order to outsmart the Japanese during World War II. He enlists in 1944 and, as a result, is honorably discharged in 1946.

In conclusion, he is the recipient of the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and Honorable Service Lapel Button.

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William Tully Brown / Mark Henle, Mark Henle/The Republic

What an amazing legacy to have and an incredible life to live. May he rest in peace.

Speaking of World War II, the 75th anniversary of D-Day recently.

Take a look at this story about a 97-year-old D-Day veteran taking a dive out of a plane and parachuting into Normandy in honor of the anniversary.

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’70s Kids Commercial Star Says ‘My 26-Year-Old Model Girlfriend Is Out Of My League’

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Do you remember the name, Mason Reese? He was huge in the 1970s for being the most popular commercial kid of that time period. He is a former child actor and appeared in several commercials that you might remember, from Underwood Deviled Ham to Post Raisin Bran, and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Now, the 54-year-old, who is only 4ft 10in tall, is dating a 26-year-old adult webcam model named Sarah Russi. Many claim that he is her sugar daddy but the two continue to say that money has nothing to do with their relationship. They also say that because of the obvious height difference, they often get stares when they go out in public. They say they’re used to stares now.

Meet Mason Reese and Sarah Russi

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Mason Reese and Sarah Russi / Barcroft Media

The two explain that their relationship is mainly based around common interests, mutual respect, and a similar sense of humor. “Truth of the matter is I don’t see myself as being in her league, so when I look at a beautiful young 26-years-old adult model I don’t think, ‘oh she is gonna be in love with me’,” Mason says.

“When she first expressed interest in actually being in a relationship with me I think I was just shocked as anybody,” he explains, “A lot of people have come out and been like, ‘really you are with that dude, like why? Is it for the money? Is it because he is your sugar daddy?’”

Mason Reese and Sarah Russi
Mason Reese and Sarah Russi / Barcroft Media

Sarah has allegedly worked as a sugar baby before, but she says that her relationship with Mason has nothing to do with money. “The idea of being a sugar baby is it can be like fun sometimes, like getting paid $300 for dinners, but ever since I started talking to Mason I just decided that I don’t want that anymore. I feel like I’m happy to be in a relationship with him,” she says.

Mason has also confirmed that she’s never asked him for a single penny. “I am really happy with Mason. I don’t need to be with him for his money,” says Sarah.

Mason Reese and Sarah Russi
Mason Reese and Sarah Russi / Adam Gray / Barcroft Media

The two allegedly met at a horror film convention and they just hit it off right away. “When you meet somebody and you end up talking for three hours effortlessly – no pauses, no breaks, no uncomfortable moments of real silence – that’s kind of unusual and I think she felt that way as well,” Mason explains.

He says that not only are they lovers, but they are also great friends. They enjoy each other’s company more than anything. Good for them!

Do you remember Mason Reese in the ’70s kids commercials?

Meet Mason and Sarah, together in action! I honestly cannot believe how well they get along and connect with each other, despite the age difference.

Even if this couple is unconventional, we hope the best for them!

Take a look at these ten other Hollywood couples that have lasted for ages! We hope that they stay together forever.

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New Orleans Music Legend Dr. John Dies At Age 77

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It has sadly been reported that New Orleans music icon and six-time Grammy Award winner Dr. John passed away from a heart attack on June 6th, 2019. He was 77 years old. His family confirmed his death in a statement on his official Twitter account. “He created a unique blend of music which carried his home town, New Orleans, at its heart, as it was always in his heart,” the statement says.

“The family thanks all who have shared his unique musical journey, and requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be announced in due course.”

Read Dr. John’s death confirmation statement

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— Dr. John (@akadrjohn) June 6, 2019

Dr. John was born on November 20th, 1941 in New Orleans, LA. He grew up in the city’s Third Ward, where he discovered jazz artists in his father’s record shop. He also learned minstrel tunes from extended family members. While he had no formal musical education, he sure did learn a lot from his access to recording studios and his father’s connections to the local music scene.

By the time he was a teenager, Dr. John became an active musician. He actually began as a guitarist in local Big Easy acts. By 1960, though, he suffered a gunshot wound during a performance and would be confined to just playing the piano.

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Dr. John / Showbiz411

Once Dr. John moved to Los Angeles, his career really took off. He would join Wrecking Crew, record with The Rolling Stones, Sonny & Cher, and more, perform with The Band, and many more amazing opportunities.

Throughout the course of his career, he had over 20 releases. This includes essential Dr. John tunes such as the 1968 album Gris-Gris, and his 1973 hit single “Right Place Wrong Time.” The man had become hugely influential and left quite the mark on the entertainment industry.

Dr. John in 1972
Dr. John in 1972 / Val Wilmer/Redferns/Getty Images

Dr. John has won six Grammy Awards, including Best Jazz Vocal Performance and Best Blues Album. He is also an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 and the recipient of an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New Orleans’ own Tulane University in 2013.

His artistry and musical influence will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

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Dr. John performing / Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Relive some of the musical Dr. John memories and check out one of his best tunes.

We often forget sometimes just how influential one person can be, especially in music.

Check out this one ’70s music festival that was actually bigger than Woodstock that everyone seems to forget! Do you remember it?

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The 80sNostalgia Podcast Launches 9th June

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The 80sNostalgia Podcast launches on the 20th anniversary of this site, the 9th June 2019. Can you believe this little ol’ website is 20 years old? Hard to believe that it first came into being last century, back in the 90s!

The podcast is available on iTunes, Google Podcasts, acast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Soundcloud, and on our new Podcast Website.

Episode 1 contains an interview with our founder and original owner, B1rdy. Anyone who used to visit 80sNostalgia in the early 2000s will be familiar with the B1rdy, but very little was known about him. I thought it was only right that he be the first guest. After all, without him 80sNostalgia would not exist.

Other guests include Hugo Myatt (Treguard from Knightmare), Jonathan Sothcott (Film Producer), Pat Sharp (Funhouse TV presenter), Mike Quinn (Jim Henson puppeteer), Michael Winslow and Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy), and a huge amount of 80s fans and 80s YouTubers.

Visit the podcast area to listen online – podcast.80sNostalgia.com

And thanks to all of you for visiting this site over the last 20 years.

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