People: Feb. 14, 1964

At 1:20 p.m. the jetliner touched down at New York's Kennedy International Airport, and the whole place went up for grabs. Some 2,000 hooky-playing, caterwauling teen-agers stomped, whistled, screamed, sang or just plain fainted while the plane slowly disgorged 105 passengers, eleven crew members and four British Beetles. Oops, Beatles. On their first U.S. tour, the mop-topped, top pop waiters, John Lennon, 23, George Harrison, 21, Paul McCartney, 21, and Ringo Starr, 23, grinned amiably at the whole mad display. What was their secret? "A good pressagent," chirped Ringo. (They have 17.) And...

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