On this day, as America was caught up in Beatlemania, there was another iconic cultural force taking shape in 1964. A heavyweight named Cassius Clay, soon to be Muhammud Ali, was about to step into the ring with the toughest fighter around, heavyweight champ Sonny Liston. Nobody gave Cassius a chance, they said this bigmouth would get creamed in the first round. Instead, Cassius took Sonny apart and by the 6th round it was all over. Cassius was the new Heavyweight champ of the world. Clay would go on to be a galvanizing figure in the 60s, for his religous beliefs and his refusal to go into the Army. Vietnam was calling and Uncle Sam needed all the able bodied men. Cassius refused and lost his title. 1964, the world was changing. Elvis was over, the Beatles were here and an incredible boxer from Louisville was about to make a nation question the status quo. Cassius Clay was the Revolution personified. Rock on champ.