---John's son, Sean Lennon, 1998 Interview
Lennon and Yoko moved to the Dakota apartment building in New York City, in August of 1971 and four months later released "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)." That same month, White Panther leader and counter-culture spokesman John Sinclair was sitting in a New York jail, having been busted for possession of marijuana and subsequently framed as a drug dealer. Sinclair had served 2 years of his 10-year sentence when John Lennon agreed to headline a benefit concert for peace in his name. Within three days of the concert, John Sinclair walked free, an event noticed by then-FBI Director J Edgar Hoover, as well as the CIA. From that day on Lennon was a marked man.
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