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July 16, 1991 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the subject for a book, ex-Beatle John Lennon was a perfect choice. Here was a singer from Liverpool who became a member of one of rock 'n roll's most successful bands, as well as a social commentator and a key influence in the peace movement during the tumultuous '60s. "I wanted to write about the '60s, and I kept thinking about John Lennon and his music.
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December 15, 1995 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UC Irvine professor has scored a major victory in a 12-year legal battle to unseal a cache of FBI surveillance records on ex-Beatle John Lennon that he believes will prove the government harassed and illegally spied on the '60s icon. U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi in Los Angeles ordered the FBI to answer 13 questions and requests that are expected to reveal why the federal agency monitored Lennon in the months before the 1972 presidential election.
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August 13, 1992 | PATRICK MOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jonathan Wiener was a radical student in the 1960s, fascinated by the turbulent politics, social issues and rock music of his time. He protested, he wrote for an underground newspaper and he idolized the Beatles, particularly the mercurial John Lennon. Today, Wiener, 48, is a self-described "radical historian" who still loves the Beatles.
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August 13, 1992 | PATRICK MOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jonathan Wiener was a radical student in the 1960s, fascinated by the turbulent politics, social issues and rock music of his time. He protested, he wrote for an underground newspaper and he idolized the Beatles, particularly the mercurial John Lennon. Today, Wiener, 48, is a self-described "radical historian" who still loves the Beatles.
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July 22, 1992 | PATRICK MOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jonathan Wiener was a radical student in the 1960s, fascinated by the turbulent politics, social issues and rock music of his time. He protested, he wrote for an underground newspaper and he idolized the Beatles, particularly the mercurial John Lennon. Today, Wiener, 48, is a self-described "radical historian," who still loves the Beatles.
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December 15, 1995 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UC Irvine professor has scored a major victory in a 12-year legal battle to unseal a cache of FBI surveillance records on ex-Beatle John Lennon that he believes will prove the government harassed and illegally spied on the '60s icon. U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi in Los Angeles ordered the FBI to answer 13 questions and requests that are expected to reveal why the federal agency monitored Lennon in the months before the 1972 presidential election.
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September 30, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A federal judge ordered the FBI on Tuesday to release the last 10 pages of its secret files on former Beatle John Lennon to a UC Irvine professor. Jonathan M. Wiener, who wrote a 1984 book on the late rock star, has waged a 21-year legal battle to get the files under the Freedom of Information Act. So far, he has received 248 pages of documents. U.S.
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December 5, 1989 | From Times Staff and wire service reports
Nearly nine years after John Lennon's death, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California will ask a federal panel today to force the FBI to release information contained in its files on the former Beatle. ACLU attorneys will have 30 minutes to argue before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that the FBI should be ordered to turn over its files on the singer who was shot to death Dec. 8, 1980, outside his New York City apartment.
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November 1, 2007 | JERRY CROWE
It took Magic Johnson all of one game to say, enough already. . . . The Lakers legend and TNT studio host told his audience after Tuesday night's season-opening, 95-93 Lakers loss to the Houston Rockets that the Kobe Bryant mess has become untenable and needs to be addressed ASAP. . . . Said Johnson, a Lakers vice president and minority owner: "They're going to have to make a decision on Kobe. It's got to come to a head in the next week or two.
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July 22, 1992 | PATRICK MOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jonathan Wiener was a radical student in the 1960s, fascinated by the turbulent politics, social issues and rock music of his time. He protested, he wrote for an underground newspaper and he idolized the Beatles, particularly the mercurial John Lennon. Today, Wiener, 48, is a self-described "radical historian," who still loves the Beatles.
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July 16, 1991 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the subject for a book, ex-Beatle John Lennon was a perfect choice. Here was a singer from Liverpool who became a member of one of rock 'n roll's most successful bands, as well as a social commentator and a key influence in the peace movement during the tumultuous '60s. "I wanted to write about the '60s, and I kept thinking about John Lennon and his music.
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September 25, 1997 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Under pressure from a Los Angeles federal judge, the FBI has grudgingly surrendered most of its remaining secret files on Nixon-era surveillance of former Beatle John Lennon, bringing a 16-year legal battle close to conclusion. The agency this week turned over about 40 pages of documents on its investigation of Lennon to UC Irvine professor Jonathan M. Wiener, author of a 1984 book on the late rock star.
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