Part of the clash was due to Lennon and Elvis’s profound political differences. The King was notoriously enthusiastic about guns, law and order and military service.
Hutchins said: “Elvis’ dislike of the pacifist Beatle was born from the night I took the Fab Four to his house for their first – and last – meeting.
“John had annoyed Presley by making his anti-war feelings known the moment he stepped into the massive lounge and spotted the table lamps – model wagons engraved with the message: ‘All the way with LBJ.’
“Lennon hated President Lyndon B Johnson for raising the stakes in the Vietnam War.”
The Beatle, of course, would become increasingly political in his music and public statements right up to his death in 1980.
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