MuhammadAli (Cassius Clay) was preparing for a rematch against Sonny Liston in May 1965 — one year before Jimi Hendrix would write “Stone Free” with the now-famous lyric.
5 May 1965, Lewiston (OK) Constitution, pg.32, col. 2:
Clay Keeps Mouth Shut
Early In The Morning
By MILTON RICHMAN
CHICOPEE, Mass. (UPI)—You have to get up early in the morning to catch Cassius Clay with his mouth shut.
Back at his training quarters, Clay had a leisurely breakfast and then lounged until a press conference was scheduled in mid-day.
“…They gonna talk about me like a dog when I lose, so when I win I let them all know it,” he bellowed, his eyes rolling wildly.
RUSH: Great tune. Crosstown Traffic. Well, he brought it up again. Obama said of his opponents, what did he say, talking about him like a dog? Like a dog. All I can tell you is that we all love our dogs and nobody’s talking about how they love Obama, that’s not what he meant. I know that’s not what he meant. We all love our dogs. “Every day in the week I’m in a different city. If I stay too long people try to pull me down. They talk about me like a dog, talking about the clothes I wear, but they don’t realize they’re the ones who’s square.” That’s the lyric from the Jimi Hendrix song.
A quote for the new Oval Office rug? At least cite the correct source this time.