Elvis Presley sang country like the blues and blues as country in a gospel fervour of sexual promise “Tonight I’m gonna be a mighty might man” Standing on his toes, making him get bigger, pelvis thrust towards the microphone, but looking like he was doing the dirty with that low slung guitar.. “Have you heard the news? There’sa gewd rocking twonight”
1956 Elvis turns into a national star, going from the regional SUN label to RCA. 1957 Elvis does 3 Canadian shows and in 1958, Elvis is Drafted: Germany, Paris and Scotland his only European locations.
While in the Army, Elvis meets up with Pim Mass, Bill Haley
The Beatles, Liverpool across the pond, where five when they began in Germany – their early set a mix of Americana:
The Cavern was, McCartney added, “the breeding ground for what would become the Beatles’ early repertoire.” Rock numbers included “C’mon Everybody” by Eddie Cochran, “Mean Woman Blues” (recorded by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison), Gary U.S. Bonds’ “New Orleans” and “Lucille,” on which McCartney developed his imitation of Little Richard‘s scream.
There were also ballads (Presley’s “Love Me Tender” and “Till There Was You” from The Music Man), R&B (Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say”) and country (Hank Williams’ “Hey Good Lookin’”).
The Beatles 1964 – Moby Doll the first ever captive orca – Vancouver, BC Canada
The Beatles come to North America and they meet Elvis, and let’s not pretend their movies where more than extended music videos of widely varying quality,.
then, there was the total American Jesus Meltdown, The India Guru into the Groupies Let Down and Spirituality is not exactly all music and drugs…bummer…
1970s The Beatles break up and Elvis dies
Paul McCartney and Wings, John Lennon with Yoko Ono, George Harrison and Ringo do solo things.
1980s John Lennon is murdered while Elvis Presley is character assassinated
Live Aid – the Beatles reunion didn’t happen and Queen stole the show; Band Aid and Live Aid caused more problems than they solved, eh.