Nineteen-seventy-one was the year John Lennon left London and pop stardom for a life in New York City as a solo artist, record producer and activist looking to help end the war in Vietnam. He settled in Greenwich Village and quickly came to be seen by the leaders of the faltering anti-war movement as someone who was capable of reinvigorating it. The government was acutely aware of Lennon’s power as well, seeing him as a viable threat to Nixon’s reelection hopes, initiating extradition proceedings against him.
Chapter 1: THE ADVENT OF THE HIPPIE MESSIAH
Chapter 2: JOHN AND THE ELEPHANTS
Chapter 3: “DOPED WITH RELIGION AND SEX AND TV”
Chapter 4: “A THOROUGH NUISANCE”
Chapter 6: “WE’LL GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME”
Chapter 7: “YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD BAND DOWN”
A Posttrip Postscript: “WE ALL SHINE ON . . .”