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Cassius Clay and The Beatles


In February 1964, the Beatles took America by storm, and rock 'n' roll was never the same. SI takes a look back at the 50 year relationship between The Beatles and sports.

In this photo, Cassius Clay (later known as Muhammad Ali) flays his chest Tarzan Style, the Beatles lie on the floor. The band visited Clay at his training camp in Miami before his fight with champion Sonny Liston. The 22-year-old, trash-talking challenger upset Liston on Feb. 25, a week after this photo was taken.

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