Ali, Muhammad. (1942–2016)
"The Greatest Love of All" - Signed Sheet Music
Burbank, CA: Golden Torch Music Corp.. c. 1977.
Signed sheet music from the 1977 song "The Greatest Love of All," recorded as the main theme of the Muhammad Ali biopic The Greatest. Ali has signed on the cover, which features a montage of images from the film. 6 pp. Also included is a circular sticker with the logo of "The Greatest" and an image of Ali. Very fine overall. 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30.5 cm).
The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself, directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The film follows Ali's life from the 1960 Summer Olympics to his regaining the heavyweight crown from George Foreman in their famous "Rumble in the Jungle" fight in 1974. The footage of the boxing matches themselves are largely the actual footage from the time involved. The film is based on the book The Greatest: My Own Story written by Muhammad Ali and Richard Durham and edited by Toni Morrison. The song "The Greatest Love of All" was written for this film by Michael Masser (music) and Linda Creed (lyrics) and sung by George Benson; it was later covered by Whitney Houston.
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