Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who was loved by musicians ranging from Paul McCartney to Jay Z, died Friday (June 3) at a Phoenix hospital. He was 74. The three-time heavyweight champion of the world and global icon had a magnetic charm and anti-establishment ethos that made him someone celebrities found impossible to resist. Click through to photo gallery to see some of Ali’s most memorable moments with musicians.
The Beatles & Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali poses in the ring in mock victory over The Beatles in New York during an American tour in February 1964.
Muhammad Ali & Whitney Houston
Muhammad Ali is greeted by singer Whitney Houston as he arrives on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall to accept a GQ "Men of the Year" Award on Oct. 21, 1998.
Celine Dion & Muhammad Ali
Celine Dion and Muhammad Ali during Celebrity Fight Night X -- Portrait Gallery at JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix in 2004.
Muhammad Ali & Diana Ross
Muhammad Ali and Diana Ross during "Collateral" Los Angeles Premiere -- Red Carpet at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles in 2004.
James Brown & Muhammad Ali
James Brown and Muhammad Ali smile and greet parade-goers while participating in the annual Bud Billiken Parade in Chicago in August 1966.
Muhammad Ali & Beyonce Knowles
Muhammad Ali and Beyonce Knowles pose during the 58th NBA All-Star Game at US Airways Center on Feb. 15, 2009, in Phoenix.
Jennifer Lopez & Muhammad Ali
Jennifer Lopez and Muhammad Ali attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIX at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 23, 2013, in Phoenix.
Erykah Badu & Muhammad Ali
Erykah Badu and Muhammad Ali hug at the Grand Gala Hilton VIP reception, held at the Muhammad Ali Center on May 5, 2006, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Michael Jackson, Veronica Ali & Muhammad Ali
Michael Jackson, Veronica Ali, and Muhammad Ali photographed on Aug. 27, 1976.
Liam Hemsworth, Muhammad Ali & Miley Cyrus
Liam Hemsworth, Muhammad Ali, and Miley Cyrus pose backstage during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII, held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 24, 2012, in Phoenix.
Gloria Estefan, Muhammad Ali & Emilio Estefa
Gloria Estefan, Muhammad Ali and Emilio Estefan during Celebrity Fight Night XI at Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix in 2005.
Muhammad Ali & Madonna
Muhammad Ali and Madonna photographed on June 1, 1995.
Jay Z & Muhammad Ali
Jay Z and Muhammad Ali photographed at the Boys and Girls Club of America Honor Denzel Washington at Fundraising Dinner in 2004.
Bootsy Collins & Muhammad Ali
Bootsy Collins and Muhammad Ali during the 2002 ESPY Awards at The Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
Cher & Muhammad Ali
Cher and Muhammad Ali stand and talk in a boxing ring in an episode of the CBS variety series The Sonny and Cher Show on Jan. 14, 1977.
Muhammad Ali & Will Smith
Muhammad Ali jokes with Will Smith who portrays him in the film Ali at the movie's premiere in Hollywood on Dec. 12, 2001.
Muhammad Ali & P. Diddy
Muhammad Ali and P. Diddy attend the U.S. premiere of the tribute book "Greatest Of All Time" at the Miami Beach Convention Center in 2003.
Destiny's Child & Muhammad Ali
Destiny's Child and Muhammad Ali at the press conference for MTV's Year-Long Pro-Social campaign, "Fight for Your Rights: Take a Stand Against Discrimination" at the MTV Studios in New York on June 14, 2001.
Natalie Cole & Muhammad Ali
Natalie Cole shakes hands with Muhammad Ali at Amnesty International USA's Second Annual Media Spotlight Awards at Pier Sixty in 1999.
Alicia Keys & Muhammad Ali
Alicia Keys and Muhammad Ali pose backstage during the MTV Networks UpFront at the New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden May 5, 2004.