I heard today on a radio station a claim that Malcom Evans (the Beatles road manager) claimed he turned on a tape machine on Elvis's mantle and recorded four songs jammed by Elvis and the Beatles. The story claims he was allowed to take the tape with him as a souvenir for the Beatles.
He kept it for years- then came back to America. He went to a bank to cash a check and had it in a bag with him-there was a holdup at the bank and he was shot and killed by stray gunfire. Supposedly the tape was put in a locker at the Los Angelos Police station and no one knows what happened to it from there. Anyone ever heard this before? The guy telling the story was a Elvis impersonator and he claimed that George Harrisons sister (who lives here in Illinois) told him she had heard tape years ago. It seemed to be pretty farfetched.
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I don't know I hear from one guy ( different MM guys at different times) they Jammed and it wasn't recorded. I read from another that doesn't remember them playing at all. I always remember George Harrison saying he remembers them shooting pool but not sitting around and jamming. Ringo not too many years back on one of the late night shows said he doesn't remember anything much about the meeting at all. Now someone had a tape but it was lost. If there is a tape I think it would be better to remain buried forever because it couldn't possibly live up to all the hype and fun people have talking about it as a Mystery. Of course IF it exists, and IF it ever surfaced I'd be in line with everyone else to buy a copy of whatever there was.
Personally, I don't think it exists . If it did it would have come out and someone would have cashed in on it by now .
Wonder if Priscilla knows? She could unlock a lot of these mystery stories.
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Actaully, she couldn't. With so much of Beatles secret on ice as it were there is no way that she could find out. Apple Records keeps many secrets on the Beatles and no one will let them in their library to see what they have in it, not even EPE since they have no rights on the Beatles materials. Anyway, I have never heard of the story anyway.
KPM- Mal Evans was killed by police in his rented duplex at 8122 W. 4th Street in Los Angeles. The officers mistakenly believed that the air pistol Evans was holding was a rifle. He wasn't in no bank. He was with John Hoernie who was helping him out on Evans' book "Living The Beatles' Legend". Also, Mal Evans wasn't there the hold time. He left about an hour within the meeting so he could set up the concerts at the Hollwood Bowl.
EP75 - Where ever you got that info you must of either heard it wrong or something. On the Beatles' Anthology, all three have said that no recording devices were present at all. Some years after that, in a interview that they was told about a unrelease EP/Beatle recording and that they said was a fake.
Being a Beatles fan as well as an Elvis fan, I know alot on what is out there and what was recorded.
I have never, ever heard or read that any tape machine was present before this guy on the radio. He was an Elvis imitator and he was singing and telling stories to the disc jockey in between the songs. I never caught his name because I was in my car and they never said it before I went in to work.
But I was suspect at the story-because its contrary to all I have read about the meeting. Just wondered if anyone has ever heard this before.
I looked up Evans and found this item which may prove he had no recordings-at least if the case described here was his:
A suitcase that Evans was carrying at the time of his death, which was supposed to contain unreleased recordings, photos and other memorabilia, was lost by the police during the investigation and became known as the lost "Mal Evans Archive". It was reported in June 2004 that an English tourist, Frasier Claughton, bought the suitcase for $36 at a flea market just outside of Melbourne, Australia, unaware of its contents. By August 2004, however, experts had determined that the documents within the suitcase were photocopies made in the 1990s and declared the supposed archive a fake
Last edited by KPM; 01-03-2008 at 07:13 PM.
The suitcase that went missing was in fact Mal Evans' suitcase. The story is that it contain many unrelease recordings, photos and other memorabilia. But it wasn't lost by a police investagation. It was lost sometime in 1974 when Mal was in Los Angeles with John Lennon and May Pang. That suitcase did become known as the Mal Evans' archive but it was never found at all. The suitcase that Frasier Claughton bought, well he made up that story because the suit case he bought was the same type that Mal Evans lost. Everything was photocopies and the "unreleased recordings" are in fact released on several import labels around the world. As you can see, I know the Beatles stories that has been going around.
Now, a very strange story is that I wonder where Mal Evans' ashes is right now. They was lost in the postal system on its way back to England after he was cremated. What a way to go isn't it, losing your suitcase and then yourself.
I heard the fake recording years ago. Got it from Kazaa probably and I think it was Memphis, Tennessee. Whatever it was, it was obviously a fake because listening to the Elvis part I remember it was easily identifiable as being the studio master.
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2)Yet, some photographs of the Fab Four leaving Elvis home actually surfaced on the net a few years ago, never heard anything related to the so call tape.
Here are some of those photographs from the Elvis Fan club in Chile web site:
The Elvis/Beatles meeting and jam session is the ultimate Holy Grail as far as I'm concerned.
But the meeting wasn't recorded in any way whatsoever. There's no record of this in existence, nor has there evere been.
As three of the Beatles themselves have attested!
End of story.
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They did jammed with him but it wasn't recorded. All three of the surviving Beatles at that time said that on the Anthology. Also, Memphis Mafia members have said that they jammed but it wasn't recorded.
EP75 - Please name that sources or sources in which they said that it was recorded and I will go through my files on the Beatles and see what I come up with. Again, I have copies of all their interviews either on video, audio or magazines and they all says they same thing, it wasn't recorded. Just only in recent years has photos appeared after the event.