Elvis's White Shoes In Beatles Exhibit

That the Beatles were fans of Elvis Presley is no secret. John Lennon said, "Before Elvis, there was nothing." Elvis’ famous white buck shoes have now become a new addition to the Beatles Story exhibition. The shoes – worn in the 1957 film, Jailhouse Rock – have been lent to the Albert Dock-based collection by the estate of Presley himself.

George Harrison said, "I remember at school there was all that thing about Elvis. When a record came along like ‘Heartbreak Hotel' it was so amazing. We know Elvis is great. Seeing Elvis was like seeing the Messiah arrive."

Paul McCartney also told of his love for Elvis. "Every time I felt low, I just put on an Elvis record and I'd feel great, beautiful." So maybe it's not so ironic that the Beatles Story is displaying Elvis' shoes this month. It's the first time the shoes have been displayed outside of Presley's Graceland home.

Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Sep 18, 2010 
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Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2010report abuse
What the heck is the big deal here? When you mention white shoes to people, they think of Pat Boone not Elvis. Elvis is associated with a gold suit, black leather and jumpsuits. Pat Boone is associated with white shoes. He made them the rage in the 50's.
Crawfish (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2010report abuse
Have just returned from our annual visit to Graceland and noticed immediately that the shoes were missing; they are one of my favorite exhibits. Sadly I think they should always remain at Graceland ........ opposite the gold suit as always. They are a vital part and I missed them. However I do realise it must be great for others not able to make Memphis to see these great shoes! Not sure about them at a Beatles exhibit though!!! They belong in Memphis only in my opinion.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 21, 2010report abuse
The Everly's? Great. The Eagles, great if you need to fall asleep. While some may disagree, you will never get away from Elvis & The Beatles on this site or prob even a Beatles site. Live with it. They were the 2 biggest of all time and changed the world the most. To be compared all the time. It will never end. Some say Elvis was greater, I'm sure some say The Beatles were. Boy band? Boys dont write Something, Yesterday & In My Life. Please move on. By the way, I think it was in one of the Hopkins book about Lennon calling Elvis. Not sure, have to recheck, but I read it as well once.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2010report abuse
I have never liked the Beatles or their music and personally think they are vastly overrated. EPE should not lower their standards by allowing Elvis' treasures to be asociated with them in any shape or form. The Everly Brothers and Eagles were far better.
al shookup (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2010report abuse
Good comment Tony C ...well balanced opinion. However 'snowplow floater' ...stupid name ..stupid comments!!!!
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 20, 2010report abuse
The Albert Dock in Liverpool is a great place to visit. I first went there when they had an Elvis exhibition there. Regarding The Beatles getting exposure on an Elvis site, the news item concerns a pair of shoes owned by Elvis.

For the record, the comments The Beatles made about an Elvis record on "Juke Box Jury" were in regard to "Kiss Me Quick", not "(You're The) Devil In Disguise". They all stated that Elvis had recorded much better songs in the past. Is there anybody out there who could care to argue with that? The TV show was a programme where guests would review the latest record releases and give their honest opinions, which they did.

I'm not quite sure where the information regarding John Lennon constantly calling Elvis on the telephone comes from, perhaps the source could be mentioned. I found the comments about The Beatles becoming a boy band very funny, presumably it was meant as a joke?
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2010report abuse
If you want my honest opinion, The Beatles suck, lets leave it at that. What are they doing getting so much exposure, on an Elvis site. Ever hear of The Doors!!!!
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2010report abuse
Towards the end of his life Lennon sang "Hound Dog" at a concert & looked up at the sky and said "I love you Elvis"
neither of them were saints,so lets leave it that.
Raleighroadace (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2010report abuse
I think this is great.Beatles are the greatest band ever and Elvis is the greatest solo performer ever.Paul Mcartney does some great Elvis covers.His version of All Shook Up is great and I saw him doing Party recently and it was superb.
snowplow floater (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2010report abuse
John Lennon also wrote in his diary, "Elvis died when he went in the army". How wrong he was. I don't like the way they got stuck into Elvis in their Anthology show. Said he squeeled on them to Nixon. Some believe Elvis used his influence with President Carter to get Lennon his green card. Lennon and Yoko were at Carter's inauguration bash, so there must be some truth to it and Lennon is supposed to have always been ringing up Elvis wanting him to do this and that. They also slagged off Devil in Disguise on some review show, saying he should stick to his earlier sound. Who did these guys think they were? There are better bands and better songwriters. Beatles are hype and deserted their original Rocking sound to become a boyband. Nice they have Elvis shoes, they had his shirt or jacket before, pulls in extra customers. Thats all.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2010report abuse
Indeed. It is always interesting to see that true stars can appreciate and value others. Elvis and the Beatles had that towards each other. That's why they are the greatest.
FLASHBOY (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 19, 2010report abuse
Normal? Yes sir! Elvis and the Beatles were the best of all time ....Simple true fact Baby!

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