Ringo Starr on the Time Muhammad Ali Picked Him Up

On February 18th, 1964, just nine days after the Beatles made their acclaimed American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, and a week before Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) won his first World Heavyweight Championship title, these two preeminent cultural forces of the Sixties converged at Miami Beach's 5th Street Gym. What might have devolved into a corny photo-op instead led to some of the most enduring images of the 20th century, capturing the moment these young, charismatic and supremely talented young men achieved total dominance in their respective fields. Rolling Stone
Ringo Starr recalls the Beatles' historic 1964 meeting with Muhammad Ali. Globe Photos/Zuma; via Rolling Stone

Ringo Starr recalls the Beatles' historic 1964 meeting with Muhammad Ali. Globe Photos/Zuma; via Rolling Stone