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Today in Beatles History: Cassius Clay knocks out the Beatles
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 02/18/08 7:18 am] [Full Blog] [Related Posts] [Tweet] [Facebook]

On this day in Beatles History, on February 18, 1964, the Beatles took this famous picture with Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay.

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While the Beatles were staying in Miami at the Deauville Hotel to make their second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, they were asked to visit the training camp of Cassius Clay, who was preparing for his title bout with Sonny Liston. Their manager, Brian Epstein, initially rejected the request, but John Lennon later overruled him.

On this day, Ali said the Beatles were the greatest, but he was the prettiest. He also said, "They were regular, friendly, everyday fellows. Success hasn't gone to their heads."

A few days later, he beat Sonny Liston to capture the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time.

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