John and Yokos First New York Home

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When John Lennon and Yoko Ono first moved to New York in 1971 they rented a small loft here from Lovin’ Spoonful drummer Joe Butler. The building was just a few blocks from the Hudson River. They would later move to their final residence together at the Dakota after their loft was robbed.

It’s said that they were under constant FBI surveillance at this home as the their attorneys battled the Immigration and Naturalization Service over the many attempts to deport John back to England. This was due to the fact that the couple often showed up at antiwar rallies to sing “Give Peace a Chance” and told their fans that the best way to give peace a chance was to vote against Nixon. So yeah, Nixon responded by ordering Lennon deported.

John Lennon Discography

1968 – Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins
1969 – Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions
1969 – Wedding Album
1969 – Live Peace in Toronto 1969
1970 – John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
1971 – Imagine
1972 – Some Time in New York City
1973 – Mind Games
1974 – Walls and Bridges
1975 – Rock ‘n’ Roll
1980 – Double Fantasy
1984 – Milk and Honey
1986 – Live in New York City

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