New tapes reveal what The Beatles really thought about Elvis

Paul McCartney dismissed The King's output in the 1960s

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A newly released interview with The Beatles has revealed what the band really thought about Elvis.

The series of recordings, made by US DJ Jerry G Bishop as the band toured America on their 1965 summer tour, had remained in the hands of an LA record executive but are now set to fetch up to £35,000 when they are sold off at auction.

Speaking after The Beatles first met Elvis for the first time, Paul McCartney discissess The King's work in the 1960s: "Well, of course, since when I was 16, I've loved his records. We used to do a lot of his songs until we started doing our own … but I don't like the new stuff half as much – we told him that last night," The Independent reports.

Presley released very little music in the 1960s and rarely made public appearanced. Instead, he focused on film-making. "We were asking him about just making movies, and not making any [personal] appearances," John Lennon said. "I think he enjoys making movies so much ... We couldn't stand not doing personal appearances – we get bored quickly."

When asked by Bishop if a joint Elvis and The Beatles would ever happen, Lennon added: "None of us have ever liked those albums where they put two people together. I'd hate an album like that."

Ted Owen, CEO of the tape's auctioneers Fame Bureau, said: "This master tape is totally unedited and we hear for the first time in interview the Beatles' comments the night after meeting Elvis. Where the band did do an amazing amount of interviews during their existence, these interviews were generally filled with sarcasm and very often on the hoof. But they took a liking to Jerry G, who they felt was on the same wavelength as them and consequently allowed him to travel with them and be pleasant with them in hotel rooms."

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