Recently released documents from the FBI portray John Lennon as a threat to himself and the world. Hounded by the US government for nine years, he was perceived as a volatile political activist, his anti-establishment mindset seen as a real challenge to civil order.
But how did a man who only ever wanted world peace become such a problem? John Lennon & The FBI Files delves into the official documents and explores the life – and death – of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll legend. Was one of the most popular icons of the time assassinated by a crazed lone gunman, or was Mark Chapman merely a brainwashed pawn, programmed to rid the world of a dangerous anarchist?
With unprecedented access to the complete FBI archives, Phil Strongman and Alan Parker dissect every element of these explosive documents, their findings supported here by commentary from friends and family members. What did the FBI make of the working-class hero as he spoke out against the state? Just what did they have on him?