People: Apr. 3, 1964

Their Liverpoodle hairdos looking even doggier than ever in dinner jackets (three rented, one owner-worn), The Beatles were all poshed up for a fancy do at London's Empire Ballroom. Also present for the loudest cheers of the evening: the Duke of Edinburgh, who struck an I-want-to-hold-your-hand pose with Ringo while flashbulbs plopped like jelly beans. Then the talk turned to books. "I'll swap you one of mine for one of yours," said Author Philip (Seabirds in Southern Waters) to Author John Lennon (In His Own Write). Gulped Lennon: "Surely, sir."...

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