John Lennon: dead for 30 years, still hounded by the FBI. When a Midtown memorabilia shop tried to auction Lennon’s 1976 citizenship application, the fingerprint-covered card was seized by agents. Lennon was under surveillance for antiwar activism and nearly deported by Nixon. Because the FBI is still pissed about his peace hi-jinks, all the auctioneers got was a late, faxed subpoena instead of the planned $100K.