John’s childhood was chaotic and somewhat violent. His parents argued all the time and fought over him. His parents divorced and they made him decide which parent to live with. Finally, they sent him off to live with his Aunt Mimi.
John Lennon only saw his mother occasionally. He probably wished his life was more peaceful. It’s probably no surprise that as an adult, he became involved in the peace movement and wrote songs supporting peace.
During the Bed-In he sang Give Peace A Chance several times for the reporters and he recorded it in the hotel room while the reporters were listening using only a simple rented four track tape recorder.
In 1972 the Nixon Administration tried to have John Lennon deported from the U.S. President Richard Nixon believed that John Lennon’s peace activities and support for George McGovern (for president) was dangerous and would take away his re-election.
The CIA began investigating John by following him and reporting about his activities to Nixon. “Deportation would be a strategic plan” against John Lennon, Republican senator Strom Thurmond said in 1972.