The Beatles Playing Pool with Elvis, 1965
© Klaus Voormann

The Beatles Playing Pool with Elvis, 1965

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By Klaus Voormann
About the image
This imaginative portrait captures the Beatles with Elvis reflected in the black orb of the 8 ball on a pool table. 

The actual meeting between The Beatles and Elvis Presley occurred on August 27, 1965. The Beatles were on a break from their 1965 US Tour and Elvis was filming a movie, so invited the lads for a visit to his Bel Air mansion. No press were allowed on this occasion, so the only record of this event exists in this format, Klaus Voorman's 'Memory Drawing".

In 1999, Klaus Voorman and Astrid Kirchherr collaborated on a book project with Genesis Publications, which focused on each of their respective media, in relation to their histories with The Beatles.  For the book, Klaus sketched countless "memory drawings" of his experiences with the lads, many of which ended up in the book, or became more refined paintings and illustrations.

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The Beatles Playing Pool with Elvis, 1965
The Beatles Playing Pool with Elvis, 1965

 
 
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