Bruce Springsteen tells Graham Norton hilarious story about breaking into Graceland to meet Elvis

Publish Date
Monday, 14 October 2019, 9:28AM

It turns out the Boss did a little breaking and entering in his younger days!

While recently visiting the Graham Norton Show, Bruce Springsteen revealed he "raided" Elvis Presley's Graceland property in 1975, with the hopes of meeting the King of Rock and Roll.

Sitting alongside Sienna Miller, Paul Rudd, Robert De Niro and James Blunt on the sofa, the 70-year-old recalled the tale, which took place during his tour for the Born To Run album.

Graham had asked the rocker: "When you were a kid you loved Elvis and Mick Jagger and all that. Is the story about Graceland true?"

"It was 1975 and we were in Memphis," Bruce responded.

"Steven [Van Zandt] and I wanted to go to an all-night diner. So around 3am we got in a taxi cab."

The 'Born in the U.S.A' singer then revealed the taxi driver said: "Yeah, there's one right outside Elvis' house!"

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"'Elvis' house?! You know where Elvis lives? Take us there right now!' The taxi driver took us to Graceland and I got out, I saw there were some lights on in the house - you could see the house, it wasn't that far from the drive," he continued.

"The gates were locked, [there was] a stone wall. I looked at Steve and I said, 'Steve, I'm going in.' The taxi driver said, 'Hey man, they got big dogs over there, don't go over that wall'. I said, well, when's the opportunity going to come again?

"I jumped over the wall, ran up the drive, got to the front door and I was just about to knock and a security guy came out of the bushes. He said, 'Can I help you?', very casually. I said, 'Yes... is Elvis here?' He said, 'Well, Elvis is in Las Vegas'.

"I said, 'Okay, well, can you tell him - and I generally don't like to do this - that Bruce Springsteen was here? He may not know who that is, but I was just on the cover of Time and Newsweek.'

"He said, 'Yeah, I'll tell Elvis' and he came down and he walked me out and that's as close as I ever got to Elvis Presley."


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