“Let John and Yoko stay!”

Posted: 2010/11/18 in Music
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In 1972, after the INS under Nixon began deportation proceedings against John Lennon and Yoko Ono, their friend Bob Dylan wrote the government this handwritten letter.

Transcript:

JUSTICE for John & Yoko!

John and Yoko add a great voice and drive to this country’s so called ART INSTITUTION / They inspire and transcend and stimulate and by doing so, only can help others to see pure light and in doing that, put an end to this mild dull taste of petty commercialism which is being passed off as Artist Art by the overpowering mass-media. Hurray for John & Yoko. Let them stay and live here and breathe. The country’s got plenty of room and space. Let John and Yoko stay!

Bob Dylan.

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