Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

Clay defeats Liston to become world heavyweight boxing champion 50 years ago tonight (Feb 25 1964)


Video: 'Sonny Liston vs Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Boxing Match'

(Tuesday, February 25, 1964, evening) — Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) became the world heavyweight boxing champion today as he defeated Sonny Liston at Convention Hall Miami Beach, Florida. The victory was scored as a technical knockout when an injured Liston failed to answer the bell for the seventh round.

The Beatles begin recording ‘And I Love Her’ 50 years ago this hour (Feb 25 1964)


Video: 'And I Love Her' (take 2, mono)

(Tuesday, February 25, 1964, 2:30-5:30 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles worked on two songs this afternoon which ended up on the A Hard Day’s Night soundtrack. “And I Love Her” was the first to be tackled. Continue reading The Beatles begin recording ‘And I Love Her’ 50 years ago this hour (Feb 25 1964)

Beatle George Harrison celebrates 21st birthday 50 years ago today (Feb 25 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - George's 21st birthday/Recording AHDN album - February 25, 1964' (birthday celebration at 0:00-0:54)

(Tuesday, February 25, 1964) — Following their recording session at EMI Studios, The Beatles today helped George Harrison celebrate his 21st birthday. Harrison received 52 mail sacks containing around 30,000 birthday cards. Two fans even sent him a door for the thousands of 21st birthday keys he received.

The Beatles complete ‘Can’t Buy Me Love/You Can’t Do That’ single 50 years ago this hour (Feb 25 1964)


Video: 'The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love [Mono] (A Hard Day's Night)'

(Tuesday, February 25, 1964, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles today completed “Can’t Buy Me Love” and recorded “You Can’t Do That,” their sixth British single, at EMI Studio 2 in London. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Can’t Buy Me Love/You Can’t Do That’ single 50 years ago this hour (Feb 25 1964)