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"Like Muhammad Ali, for instance. We were taken to meet him on that first trip. It was a big publicity thing. It was all part of being a Beatle, really;. Article on the day The Beatles met Muhammad Ali, on the Beatles Bible website. On February 18th, , two of the greatest cultural icons of the 20th century stood face-to-face in a Miami boxing ring. The Beatles had only.
Miss Pickford is aiding the committee. AP Dizzy Dean The great Dizzy Dean gives a group of rookies at a Hot Springs, Arkansas baseball school, February 18,an object lesson in the pitching motion which has been described by sports writers as the smoothest ever known.
AP Mouse after A-bomb tests Two of 40, mice being used in atomic tests at Oak Ridge, Tennessee by scientists seeking to learn the possible effects of radiation on the heredity of man are displayed by the Atomic Energy Commission, Feb.
The mouse on the right is described by the AEC as a "hereditary mutation" - a descendant of mice which have been given periodic doses of X-ray. A normal litter mate in on the left. Conant, center with glasses, inspects a refugee camp in an empty factory building occupied by refugees from East Germany, in West Berlin, February 18, Standing right is Dr.
He even recited a trademark poem: According to the Beatles' photographer, Harry Benson, who set up the meeting, the boys did not enjoy the meeting as much as it appeared. John Lennon wanted desperately to be a millionaire rock star.
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But he hated the trappings of success, almost from the word go. Lennon scorned the cheesy photo ops, the small-talk questions, the meeting the local dignitaries and playing the "lovable mop top. Paul, always the yin to John's yang, enjoyed the posing, the interviews, the meetings and all the rest. Paul was always the amiable, cordial "show must go on" guy. Ringo was always the easy-going one, while George, at this early stage, was usually fairly quiet and cooperative.
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As with all of life's group endeavors, a pecking order of clout was already formed and firmly set. John and Paul were clearly the group leaders, while George and Ringo were important, but secondary players in the mix.
Embed from Getty Images According to Benson, the Beatles were so mad about the session with Clay, they didn't speak to him for several days. It was the early days of Beatlemania- none had even smoked marijuana yet at this innocent time.
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