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Beatles with Muhammad Ali - Large - Picture - 2021/2021

Beatles with Muhammad Ali - Large - Picture - 2021/2021

Description
Beatles with Muhammad Ali - Large - Picture - 2021/2021
Number of items: 1 - Mint (M)

A unique very large picture of The Beatles and Muhammad Ali. This is a licensed photograph on Kodak Professional Endure paper. Measures approximately 40" x 30" (101 x 76 cm). No frame included.

Days before becoming Heavyweight Champion in 1964, boxing legend posed with Fab Four during their maiden U.S. tour.

The Beatles had only been in America for 11 days when they found themselves herded into Miami Beach's 5th Street Gym for a photo op with a 22-year-old boxer named Cassius Clay. It was February 18th, 1964, and the band was in town to film their second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Clay was prepping for his big fight with Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston.

The Beatles were happy to meet a champion boxer and get their pictures in the papers, but the group let it be known they wanted to meet Liston and not, as John Lennon said, "that loudmouth who's going to lose." But Liston had no interest in wasting time with a rock group just one week before the big fight, so they agreed to settle for Clay. "Hello there, Beatles!" Clay said when he entered the gym. "We oughta do some roadshows together. We'll get rich!" As photographer Harry Benson furiously snapped photos, the five of them spent the next few minutes goofing around in the gym.

Will be shipped in a tube by registered mail with insurance.

Lot details
More than 3 artists/bands
No
Artist/ Band (max 3)
Beatles with Muhammad Ali
Multiple Titles
No
Record Title
Large
Nr of items
1
Media Source
Picture
Release year (oldest)
2021
Release year (youngest)
2021
Condition
Mint (M)
Dimensions
30×40 in
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