Where Elvis Met The Beatles

525 Perugia Way today, the house that Elvis rented has been torn down and rebuilt.

525 Perugia Way today, the house that Elvis rented has been torn down and rebuilt.

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, CA.

Around 10:00 pm, on August 27, 1965, the Beatles rode over to Elvis’ rented house on Perugia Way in Bel Air, marking the only time the two rock and roll icons ever got together. The Beatles were in Los Angeles where they played a pair of shows on August 29th & 30th at the Hollywood Bowl while Elvis was in town having just shot his latest movie, Paradise, Hawaiian Style. By most accounts, the Fab Four were a bit awestruck at first but Elvis broke the ice by stating “If you guys are just going to sit around and stare at me, I’m going to bed.” That got a laugh out of everybody and soon they spent the next four hours listening to music and playing pool. Unfortunately, nobody took any photos or recordings of the meeting. Years later, a few photos taken from a fan behind the Perugia gates surfaced. Elvis rented the Perugia Way house from September 1960 to November 1961 and from January 1963 to 1965. Unfortunately the original house has been torn down and rebuilt.

Required Listening:

  1. That’s All Right (Mama) – The Beatles
  2. Memphis, Tennessee – The Beatles
  3. I Forgot To Remember To Forget – The Beatles
  4. Hey Jude – Elvis Presley
  5. Lady Madonna – Elvis Presley


 

The Beatles leaving Elvis' Bel Air house.

The Beatles leaving Elvis’ Bel Air house.

 

The Beatles leaving Elvis' Bel Air house.

The Beatles leaving Elvis’ Bel Air house.

 

The Beatles leaving Elvis' Bel Air house.

The Beatles leaving Elvis’ Bel Air house.

 

Map showing the location where Elvis met the Beatles

Map showing the location where Elvis met the Beatles.