Wednesday , December 1 2021

Muhammad Ali: Boxing Legend … and 2-Time Grammy Nominee

The accomplishments of Muhammad Ali are renowned: Olympic gold medalist, heavyweight boxing champion, humanitarian, civil rights activist. But would you believe he also was a Grammy Award nominee in 1964 and 1976?  

Trading in his boxing gloves and shorts for black tie and tails, Ali cut a comedy album inside the Manhattan studios of Columbia Records in early August 1963. A live audience hooted and hollered as the fighter unleased a volley of jabs and right hooks, but the punches really thrown by the 21-year-old Ali during the recording were of the verbal variety.

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