FBI celebrates Lennon’s birthday by siezing his fingerprints from NY memorabilia shop


October 8, 2010 by esarsea

According to The Times of India, the FBI has siezed a police fingerprint card containing John Lennon’s fingerprints from a memorabilia shop in NY, where they had been slated for auction. Reportedly, the fingerprints were from May 8th, 1976 when Lennon was applying for US citizenship.

According to the article,

“…the card was being sold on behalf of a private collector, a former concert promoter who had bought it at a Beatles convention about two decades ago.

Lennon was under FBI surveillance in the early 1970s for anti-war activism, but that ended with the J. Edgar Hoover era in 1972. 

James Margolin, a spokesman for the agency, said the FBI was investigating how the item came to be up for auction.” 

The auction was scheduled to take place tomorrow, October 9th, which would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday. Yeah, I said 70th.  

I would think the FBI had better things to do with their time and resources.

One thought on “FBI celebrates Lennon’s birthday by siezing his fingerprints from NY memorabilia shop

  1. Angela says:

    Hi Stu,
    I read this in the newspaper. I would think the FBI would have better things to do also. If you remember back, Richard Nixon felt very threatened by John’s peace movement.

    How coinkydink is this…yesterday an FBI agent came to my house and 2 other houses on my street. I wasn’t home, but the agent left his FBI card in my door to call ASAP. None of the current neighbors are in any trouble, but they are investigating something…

    Another time at hubby’s office, 3 FBI agents showed up unannounced during hours with a waiting room full of patients & wanted to ask him about a $100 check he wrote to play golf in the Mayor’s Cup in his town. Turns out the Mayor was not handling the money properly and was in big trouble. BUT, I think the FBI didn’t need to send 3 guns and disrupt the whole office!

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