John Lennon and Yoko Ono were monitored by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at the height of the couple's peace protests in the early 1970s, according to newly-released reports.
According to a heavily censored document, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act, the RCMP Security Service spied on the couple prior to a planned three-day peace festival that was to have taken place in Ontario in 1970.
The Mounties also claim in the report that Lennon was planning on inviting the Beatles as well as Elvis Presley to participate in the festival.
The authorities alleged that Lennon had plans to take the event to Russia if it was a success.
Lennon and Ono eventually abandoned the festival.