Did Elvis and Sinatra get along?
Despite their 20-year age difference, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley became good friends. On hearing of Presley's death, in 1977, Sinatra was genuinely saddened and effusive in his praise of the man they called The King.
In the early days of Presley's career, Sinatra made some comments to the press that suggested he was less than impressed with the growing movement of youth culture toward rock and roll. He even argued that the raw sexuality of music like Presley's was a bad influence on young people.
Nancy Sinatra said Elvis was both funny and deeply serious
He made me laugh so hard,” she told People. “And at the same time, he would call me late at night to discuss things like the ghetto, and his concern for people in the ghetto.”
“I thought the Beatles would die in New York,” it read. “I was very surprised by the reception they got. I guess I was wrong.”
Elvis held Roy Orbison is very high regard, publicly stating that Roy had ' most perfect voice' and referring to him as the 'greatest singer in the world' during one of his Vegas concerts. And Roy's respect was mutual, he went to Elvis' concerts from 1954 to 1976.
Who Is Tony Oppedisano? Frank Sinatra's Best Friend Tony O Reflects on Their Relationship.
User reviews1. Documentary has Joe Esposito, Elvis' best friend apparently, telling various stories from their first meeting while they were in the Army up until the day The King died.
“We all loved Elvis – he was so hot,” Paul McCartney gushed years later. “We were just so in love with him. He was just the greatest idol, always hamming it up, always doing a little funny thing. He was so great.”
Elvis enjoyed plenty of popular artists as well, like the Bee Gees, Tom Jones, Neil Sedaka and Peter, Paul & Mary. Ray Charles is an artist whose music pops up repeatedly in his collection.
Elvis and the Beatles were, at best, frenemies
At best, Elvis and the Beatles had a strained relationship. There's only one well-publicized meeting between the two, which occurred on August 27, 1965 when the Beatles visited Presley in his Beverly Hills home.