John Lennon’s Fight With Nixon And The FBI To Stay In America

By Jacob Shelton

In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved to New York -- and the FBI and President Richard Nixon noticed. The Beatles had broken up two years earlier. John Lennon and Yoko Ono started playing solo material that was aimed at spreading peace while meeting with anti-war activists. That didn’t sit well with the Nixon administration of the FBI, and both parties began a multi-year campaign to deport John and Yoko. The government tried everything they could to get the duo out of the country and back to England, but through a lot of hard work and even more money, John and Yoko were able to stay in America. As much of a win as this was, it eventually ended horribly for Lennon when he lost his life in 1980.