Today in Music History
In 1970, Elvis Presley met U.S. president Richard Nixon in the Oval Office at the White House. They posed for a photo that Nixon aides hoped would boost the president’s image with America’s youth. All the singer wanted was a Drug Enforcement Agency badge for his collection. Presley — who, according to most accounts, was high on pills at the time — lectured Nixon on the evils of drugs, the Beatles, hippies and communists.
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President Richard Nixon meets Elvis at the White House on Dec. 21, 1970.