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So Jim Brown. Sam Cooke, cashes, clay, Malcolm X, we're all showing up together, including when when Mohammed Ali Cassius. Clay wins the fight. He's over there. Yelling the microphone Sam Sam come over here. Come up here come up here in Sam cook comes up to the ring. And like, no, no, no, stay back and stand like, well, what what they all come together. In like, they're staying there. Like, this is my man. Everybody's listening to Sam Cooke music. He's coming up. He's the big thing right now. Like, okay, wait a minute. All of these people are starting. This is becoming a thing. This is becoming an alliance a huge alliance and all these people together we need to start keeping tabs on what's going on here. Something is happening and you had America split. So hardcore right now, you had people who were like, we should all be equal, and you had people who were still saying, no, we need separate water, fountains exactly nine that Stanley Cup size of the room. Right. Super buses ride separate parts of the buses and was still legal a lot of places for that to happen. And that's just what it makes me sick. But whatever. So what happens at this championship? So okay. Mohammed Ali wins, Cassius Clay wins. They had this big thing. And they're all seen together accused of being huge alliance. Not verbally not on paper. But behind the scenes governments starting. See what's going on? So the FBI starts to actually surveilled them under the leadership of president J. Edgar Hoover heading that investigation. They started like, you know, tapping their lines and putting bugs in their houses and keep tabs on where they were at their meeting with each other. What was happening because they saw such a threat and cashes clay changes name from catches clay clay being a slave name to Mohammed Ali. I wanna pause the story right here. Okay. Because I want to come back to it. Okay. So here it is February twenty fifth nineteen sixty four and the FBI. These FBI informants are there surrounding them investigating. Yeah. For some reason, we know that they were there was a lot of they were suspecting them of maybe conspiring, whatever it was, you know, here these powerful black men at a time when there's this uprising of of African Americans saying, you're not treating us fair. And that's not right, right. So let's pause this. Okay. And let's go to the night of December tenth nineteen sixty four. So same year matter of months later. Let's let's begin the story. We started getting you the episode at the beginning of this episode. We'll do that right after this break. So here it is December Dan now if you'll remember at the beginning of this episode, we started December eleventh at four A M, Greg. Let's go back to the night before the beginning of the evening nine PM. So we're at mar Tony's Italian restaurant in LA, everyone has their eye on the thirty three year old Sam Cooke wearing a say that formula. I think it's a side of war side divorce suit, very nice suit. Sam was having dinner with music producer, Al Schmidt and his wife Joan Smith's wife guest after guests for stopping by the table to say Hello to the singer and wish him well. He already had a handful of martinis his drink of choice when he was pulled away from the table to the bar his food hadn't even arrived yet. Yeah. And once the server I've actually broad their meals to the table. Al Schmidt went to go get salmon found him laughing it up having a gale time with the group. Of friends and his music business colleagues stand at the bar having a little chitchat. Sam was buying that evening looked at Al flashed a water would appear to be thousands of dollars very important detail, you pay attention to this so pulls out a wad.