Beatlemania

The FBI was taking notes

When History Professor Jon Wiener made a Freedom of Information request to the Federal Government for the late John Lennon's file, he could hardly have hoped for a richer payoff. "Every month or so I would get a little package of documents from the FBI," said Wiener, who is with the University of California at Irvine and is writing an admiring book about Lennon and the politics of the 1960s. "Then one day 26 lbs. of material arrived: the entire Immigration Service file." Heavily censored, the FBI's records, as well as the hefty Immigration documents, told quite...

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