Lisa Marie Presley was born in 1968, raised by Priscilla and the King of Rock and Roll himself. So, growing up with someone like Elvis Presley as her father, you can assume Lisa Marie was brought up on the best music. In an interview from 2003, Lisa Marie recalls the moment when her father learns who the iconic Elton John is and he has quite the shocking answer for that.
“One Christmas I asked for Elton John album,” Lisa Marie tells Rolling Stone. “And my dad was sitting there when I opened them and was, ‘Who the hell is this son of a b***h?’ and walked out.” Yikes!
Elvis learns about Elton John – Yay or Nay?
Lisa Marie continues, “And then he got some go the records — ‘Who is my daughter interested in besides me?’ — and I think he went to see him live, to check out who he was.” Despite this, she has always loved her dad’s music and continues to appreciate it to this day. When asked if she still listens to her father’s records, she says, “I get in certain moods and I will. I’m more prone to the ‘70s stuff because I was around then. They bring back more memories.”
“The sad ones I get into, the dark ones that weren’t particularly a hit on the radio,” she adds. Some favorites she mentioned in the interview include “Mary in the Morning”, “In the Ghetto”, “Just Pretend”, and “Solitaire.”
Despite the initial harsh reaction, Elvis wants to learn more about Elton John
Even though Elvis has a bit of a strange reaction when he learns his daughter is listening to Elton John, he is really curious and wants to know more of the singer. “[My dad] wanted to know who he was and why I was listening to him,” Lisa Marie says in a 2017 interview with Yahoo! Music. “He wanted to get a record so he could hear it. I think it was the Yellow Brick Road album, or the one before that.”
Little did Elvis know, Elton idolized him and the two would soon meet. However, Elton has since reported on his meeting with Elvis as “disappointing.” Check out the interview below where Lisa Marie talks about life with her dad!