4 October 2011
Last updated at 12:42
The influence of Elvis Presley on The Beatles - and, in particular, John Lennon - is being explored at an exhibition in the Fab Four's home city of Liverpool.
Elvis and Us gathers together scores of Elvis Presley artefacts at Liverpool's The Beatles Story, from early items such as his Jailhouse Rock shirt to his later Vegas-era jumpsuits.
The Beatles were known to be big fans of Elvis Presley, especially in the early days of the band, and John Lennon was once quoted as saying that "before Elvis, there was nothing".
The exhibition contains a pivotal item from the only occasion when the American singer met the British band - the white Fender bass guitar played by both Elvis and The Beatles, which has never been shown in public before.
There are video interviews from the only other people in the room when the meeting at Elvis's Bel Air home in August 1965 took place. Elvis's future wife Priscilla, The Beatles' press officer Tony Barrow and New Musical Express journalist Chris Hutchins.
The managing director of The Beatles Story, Jerry Goldman, said the essence of the exhibition "lies in the exploration of the influence of the King of rock and roll over the greatest rock and roll band the world has ever known".
The exhibition also features interviews with people who knew the early Beatles, including original drummer Pete Best and booking agent Joe Flannery.
'Elvis and Us', which has been put together with the help of Elvis Presley's Graceland, is at The Beatles Story in Liverpool until late 2013.