Rock star, revolutionary?
In one memo, then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover wrote to H.R. Haldeman, President Nixons chief of staff, that Lennon had taken an interest in extreme left-wing activities in Britain and is known to be a sympathizer of Trotskyist communists in England. (AP)
UC Irvine professor Jon Weiner’s 20-year quest to get John Lennons FBI files released ended with a federal court ruling in his favor. ()
Paul McCartney, left, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison at a “Sgt. Pepper’s” launch party in manager Brian Epstein’s apartment in 1967. (Apple Corps Ltd.)