VIDEO: “John Sinclair” live by Lennon in Ann Arbor 1971.

We weren’t planning on posting so many video links lately.  But is looks like one of the video clips from the hotly anticipated John Lennon documentary is available.  We had never seen this before, and the quality looks great.  We can’t wait for the film.  This is a performance of “John Sinclair” by John Lennon and band in Ann Arbor, MI in 1971.

The U.S. vs. John Lennon

(Check out the clip under the cut.)

Watch the live performance of “John Sinclair” here.


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  1. […] A few days ago we had posted a VIDEO clip of John Lennon performing the protest song “John Sinclair” at a rally in Ann Arbor, MI from 1971.  This article frames John Lennon’s struggle with the US government, and makes mention of that performance.  it’s most interesting to think that the government had so much free time on their hands.  That they’d be covering John Lennon with FBI surveillance.  Wasn’t there a war going on?  In December 1971, John Lennon sang at an Ann Arbor, Michigan, concert calling for the release of a man who had been given 10 years in prison for possessing two marijuana cigarettes. The song he wrote for the occasion, “John Sinclair,” was remarkably effective. Within days, the Michigan Supreme Court ordered Sinclair released. […]

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