A small sample: the following story is from Sunday’s (10/10/2010) broadcast Infowar of Aris Chatzistefanou
"Early ‘70s and Paul McCartney sings Give Ireland Back to the Irish. McCartney wrote a song condemning the British occupation and especially the incident of Bloody Sunday when British soldiers machine gun the crowd, killing 14 people.
For the record, John Lennon, in 1972 wrote a song titled 'Sunday Bloody Sunday, almost 10 years ago before U2 stole the title and that Bloody Sunday'' went like this:
“Is there anyone among you, who would blame it on the kids?” Lennon is wondering, “because not a soldier boy was bleeding when they nailed the coffin lids”.
How dangerous for politicians an artist can be?
"Following the impact of "Give Peace a Chance" and "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", both strongly associated with the anti-Vietnam-War movement, the Nixon administration, hearing rumours of Lennon's involvement in a concert to be held in San Diego at the same time as the Republican National Convention, tried to have him deported. Nixon believed that Lennon's anti-war activities could cost him his re-election; Republican Senator Strom Thurmond suggested in a February 1972 memo that "deportation would be a strategic counter-measure" against Lennon.
The next month the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) began deportation proceedings, arguing that his 1968 misdemeanor conviction for cannabis possession in London had made him ineligible for admission to the United States. Lennon spent the next three and a half years in and out of deportation hearings until on 8 October 1975, when a court of appeals barred the deportation attempt, stating " ... the courts will not condone selective deportation based upon secret political grounds."