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