Rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley did in fact visit Britain, it was revealed yesterday, with a secret visit to London accompanied by another rocker.
For more than half a century it was generally accepted the King only made a fleeting transit visit to Scotland in 1960 — much to the disappointment of his legion of U.K. fans.
But theatre producer Bill Kenwright has revealed in a radio interview that Presley, then 23, managed to go sightseeing in London with Cockney singer Tommy Steele.
The pair’s trip, understood to have taken place in 1958, included visits to the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Presley did not perform.
Kenwright, who has known Steele for decades, inadvertently revealed the secret trip in a pre-recorded BBC Radio interview.