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John visits Bedford Prison..
24 December 2017
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Sometime in 1969 John Lennon - accompanied by Yoko Ono, was outside Bedford Prison with a placard stating; "Britain murdered Hanratty". James Hanratty was hanged in Bedford Prison in 1962, the last man to be hanged in the UK ,after raping & then shooting a woman-and shooting dead her lover, who were in a car parked  off the A6 in Bedfordshire,  the previous year.    John & Yoko had also met the parents of Hanratty. 

Doubts persisted for years over the conviction until new forensic evidence in the 1990s proved beyond doubt he was guilty ; something the woman, who had survived her ordeal, had always been sure of.

As some will remember, John  went through a political, anti establishment period which annoyed a lot of people. He often talked about things he knew little or nothing about. I think this was the result of  substance abuse and and maybe being with Yoko- who was  a bit loopy herself at the time! He became a different person to the John of earlier years.

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It seems John Lennon in his last years was gravitating away from his starry-eyed youthful idealism.  I had written a post here years ago (under my previous nom de plume, "Funny Paper") about an assistant of Lennon's who claimed Lennon was warming up to Ronald Reagan, but I can't find it.

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Here you go, @Pineapple Records. Is this the post you are thinking about?
https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....a/p#116531

Topics that also mention Reagan.
https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....epublican/

https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....r-in-life/

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I don’t trust anything Seaman says, really.

And in the lyrics to the song Attica state, John advocated the freeing of all prisoners and the jailing of the judges. 

I think John put on a slightly more conservative air because he was trying to win his citizenship. 

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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I think this emphasises my point..he lost the plot on a number of levels. Towards the end he seemed to have found normality and stability then it all ended at the hands of someone  unhinged...

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Ahhh Girl said
Here you go, @Pineapple Records. Is this the post you are thinking about?
https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....a/p#116531

Topics that also mention Reagan.
https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....epublican/

https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....-life/  

Thanks Ahhh Girl, I already tried those three, but in the comment I was looking for, I linked to a YouTube video of some assistant of John Lennon .

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Fred Seaman.

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"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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Expert Textpert said
Fred Seaman.  

Thanks Expert Textpert, the name did the trick, and I found the post in question -- from July of 2013:

https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....on/#p77713

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