Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Hollywood Palace with host Jack Benny (1967)

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Anonymous said...

The middle performance shows the then current WBA heavyweight champion Ernie Terrell and his band The Knockouts featuring Terrell's sister Jean, who replaced Diana Ross as the lead singer in The Supremes. This performance was apparently broadcast two days (!!) before Terrell's infamous February 1967 fight with Muhammad Ali in the Astrodome. Terrell referred to Ali by his birth name Cassius Clay, rather than his adopted Muslim name (as did, for all intents and purposes, Jack Benny). Ali beat Terrell into submission with the taunt "What's my name?"