When Muhammad Ali Met The Beatles

by Joey deVilla on May 15, 2010

beatles and ali

It made for a nice picture, but a less-than-nice story.

Here’s an excerpt from Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World describing the meeting:

Cassius Clay and The Beatles climbed into the ring and, as if they just hadn’t met each other, they went through what seemed like a total choreographed routine. There are wonderful photographs of this, in which he pretends to hit the first Beatle and they all fall down like dominoes and scamper about the ring. Then they go off to their history and he goes off to his. Then, a few minutes later, he called me over and said, “So who were those little faggots?”

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Gordon Rodwell January 2, 2011 at 12:07 am

What year was this picture taken?

Muhammad Ali January 8, 2011 at 6:49 pm

SO THAT’S WHO THOSE FAGGOTS WERE!

the beatles January 18, 2011 at 3:37 am

So who was that nigger?

Ringo January 18, 2011 at 9:26 am

What’s that you said now, Cassius? Cat got your tongue?

fbeat January 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm

@ the beatles
This was from a time when the word “faggot” meant “man from Liverpool.” you idiot.

anonymous January 20, 2011 at 2:13 am

Maybe he was joking? I don’t wanna sound like a queer or nothing but I think the Beatles were pretty famous…

MUHAMMED ALI August 19, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Who am I? I was the guy that knocked yo head off honkey! Now go back to banging drums with yer butt buddies, Ringo – you not gay, but your drumming now certainly is!

Muhammad Ali November 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I don’t remember who I am :(

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