Priscilla Presley, former wife of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, has her sights set on former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for an upcoming book project. Priscilla and photographer Christopher Ameruoso have had such success with their book "Shades of Elvis" that they are planning on a second edition.
"Shades of Elvis", which came out earlier this year, features over 75 celebrities striking an Elvis-inspired pose while wearing an authentic pair of The King's sunglasses. The long list of celebrities appearing in the book includes Adam Lambert, Cher, Helen Mirren, Charlie Sheen, Ozzy Osbourne, John Stamos, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Rob Lowe, Robert Plant and many more.
Ameruoso said that many of the celebrities in the book were so in awe of Elvis' sunglasses (which include the "TCB" logo on the sides) that they were almost afraid to touch them. Johnny Depp, Ameruoso said, "looked at them for a good two or three minutes before he even touched them. He was just looking down at them... People are just so appreciative of what Elvis has done for them."
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Priscilla revealed that she was hoping to get Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to be part of the book but the plans fell through:
"Paul lives on the east coast and in England. He was difficult to pin down as he rarely comes to L.A.," Priscilla explained. "We almost had him when he breezed through L.A. last year. I'm hoping to get both Paul and Ringo for our next book."
Of course, The Beatles have always cited Elvis as one of their biggest musical influences. Paul and Ringo met Elvis along with John Lennon and George Harrison in 1965 at Elvis' home in Los Angeles. The legendary meeting, which was not documented by pictures or recordings, remains forever mysterious, only known to the people that were actually there including Priscilla.
Paul and Ringo have both participated in tribute projects for other musicians in the past. We hope Priscilla is successful in getting McCartney and Starr's participation for "Shades of Elvis, Part 2."