February 18, 1964: While taking a few days to vacation in Miami during their fir…

Written by on February 18, 2021


February 18, 1964: While taking a few days to vacation in Miami during their first visit to America, the Beatles are taken to Miami’s 5th Street Gym to meet 22 year-old boxer Cassius Clay, who was training to fight Sonny Liston for the World Heavyweight Championship.

It was no more than a photo op for the boys; they only spent a few minutes with the boxer. A few days later the underdog Clay would defeat Liston for the Championship. A month later he would change his name to Muhammad Ali.





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