That time Jerry Lee Lewis wanted to kill Elvis Presley

Early on the morning of Nov. 23, 1976, the police were called to Elvis Presley’s Graceland home in Memphis to deal with a drunk man carrying a gun. The fact that he turned out to be Jerry Lee Lewis didn’t stop him from being arrested amid accusations of planning to shoot his old friend.

Security Harold Jerry Lee that Elvis was asleep. Jerry Lee offered polite thanks and drove off – but later crashed his car and was cited for driving under the influence and without a license.

On the second night, he arrived in a brand-new Lincoln Continental, displaying a brand-new pistol on the dashboard, and displayed a very out-of-it state of direction with violence on his thoughts. “He was outta his mind, man,” Loyd said later. “He was screamin’, hollerin’ and cussin’, ‘Get on the goddamn phone. I know you got an intercom system. Call up there and tell Elvis I wanna visit with him. Who the hell does he think he is? Tell him the Killer’s here to see him.’”

For the first and only time in 2012, Jerry Lee recounts the true tale of what happened that night.