John Lennon: The FBI Files

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Tim Coates
Tim Coates, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 174 pages
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation began to watch ex-Beatle John Lennon closely, soon after he and his wife, Yoko Ono, arrived in New York in 1971, as Nixon's aides feared that Lennon might use his fame to mobilize American youth to vote against the president. In 1972 Lennon was ordered to leave America - partly due to a 1968 conviction for possession of marijuana - and he was not granted permanent residence until July 1976. This book contains the FBI files on John Lennon reproduced in facsimile, providing an insight into Lennon's political activities at the time of Nixon's re-election campaign and his struggle to get permanent residence. Handwritten comments and an indication of the extent of censored passages are included.

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Tim Coates studied at University College, Oxford and at the University of Stirling. After working in the theatre for a number of years, he took up bookselling and became managing director, firstly of Sherratt and Hughes bookshops, and then of Waterstone?s. He is known for his support for foreign literature, particularly from the Czech Republic, and specializes in the republishing of interesting archives. The idea for uncovered editions came while searching through the bookshelves of his late father-in-law, Air Commodore Patrick Cave OBE. He is married to Bridget Cave, has two sons and lives in London. Tim Coates welcomes views and ideas on the Moments of History and uncovered editions series. He can be e-mailed at

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