The Beatles record final BBC Radio musical performance 50 years ago this hour (May 26 1965)

Video: 'The Beatles - "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" (BBC Radio, June 7, 1965)'

(Wednesday, May 26, 1965, 2:30-6:00 p.m. BST) — The Beatles recorded what turned out to be their final musical appearance on BBC Radio today for the BBC Light Programme The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride) at the BBC’s Piccadilly Studios in London, for airing on June 7, 1965, at 10 a.m. Continue reading

Ali knocks out Liston in first round of rematch 50 years ago this hour (May 25 1965)

Video: 'Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston (May 25, 1965) -XIII-'

(Tuesday, May 25, 1965, 10:30 p.m. EDT) — Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston in the first round of their world heavyweight title rematch tonight in Lewiston, Maine.

Ali’s victory generated controversy over whether he’d truly connected when he sent Liston crashing to the canvas with a right to the head, or whether it was a “phantom punch,” implying that the fight had been fixed.