In 1960, Elvis came home from serving in the US Army after being drafted during the height of his career.
Sinatra hosted him on his television show as a "Welcome Home Elvis" special.
The two never seemed to have ever had good relations between them. Especially in later years....
But this performance was a testimonial or at least a very well rehearsed charade....
Either way, it is a rare glimpse of two of the all time best vocalist singing each others songs.
Sinatra doing "Love Me Tender" and Elvis doing "Witchcraft".
A fun historical moment nonetheless.
Considering, according to Wikipedia...
"Sinatra had written an article in a French magazine, Western World, in 1957, describing rock and roll music as 'sung, played and written for the most part by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecilic reiterations and sly, lewd—in plain fact, dirty—lyrics, and as I said before, it manages to be the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth … this rancid-smelling aphrodisiac I deplore.'
When asked his reaction to hearing this, Presley responded 'He has a right to his opinion, but I can’t see him knocking it for no good reason. I admire him as a performer and an actor but I think he’s badly mistaken about this. If I remember correctly, he was also part of a trend. I don’t see how he can call the youth of today immoral and delinquent.'
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