Memphis, TN-- An incredible tape of The King of Rock and Roll singing all the songs on the 'Sgt. Pepper' album has been discovered at Graceland. The 8-track tape was discovered in the attic of the Presley mansion. Apparently Elvis recorded the tape, just a few weeks after 'Sgt Pepper' was released in June of 1967. The background of the tape seems destined to remain a mystery. Everyone involved in its production is now dead.
On the tape, Elvis can at first be heard berating the Fab Four about their new album.
"Whats all this here, about someone named Lucy in the stars with diamonds..." Elvis mumbles at the beginning of the tape. "I'll show these long-haired nancy boys how to sing!" he chuckles, right before starting in with the title track.
Elvis sings with an electric guitar, and sitar as backup on the tape. Those who have heard the music believe the musician might have been Jimi Hendrix.
Elvis's voice is at its best on the tape. He sings a very poignant 'She's Leaving Home', and a very psychedelic 'For the Benefit of Mr. Kite'.
Elvis saves his best for last, as usual. He sings 'A Day in the Life' without any music. The King breaks down in tears toward the end of the song. Many who have heard the tape also begin weeping.
Unfortunately, the tape is now destroyed. Some clown used the tape to record 'Coast to Coast Pablum with George Nuttys" off the radio last night. What may have been the most stunning recording ever made is lost forever!