People: Jan. 21, 1966

'Tis an unweeded garden. And full of sound and fury at that, signifying millions of dollars. And so, as he rested for a month on the profits, hirsute Drum-beatle Ringo Starr, 25, let even more of the follicles sprout, wound up looking like a puckish Rasputin. "I hate shaving anyway," he itched. With that, Ringo took off with beardless John Lennon and their beatlemates, Maureen, the ex-hairdresser, and Cynthia, to spend ten days on Tobago, the storied Caribbean island home of shaggy Robinson Crusoe.

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