Il greatest hits dell’FBI: ecco perché i federali spiavano il pop | Rolling Stone Italy

The second news about Micky Dolenz Has the cause been given to the Statutory Department of Justice to obtain tutti and file dell’FBI riguardanti la sua band ha qualcosa di stupefacente: possibile che i Monkees fossero dei pericolosi sovversivi?

S’è scoperto che i Monkees, band built a tabolino per la tv, waso fra i molti pop artisti sottoposti a sorveglianza e oggetto di indagini da parte dell’FBI, per fun motivi, fin dai primi anni ’50. The FBI apriva fascicoli riguardanti personaggi del mondo dello spettacolo «per ragioni molto specifiche», says Aaron Leonard, autore dell’imminente volume Whole World in an Uproar: Music, Rebellion and Repression 1955-1972. «In primo luogo se il soggtto was affiliated with an organization or co-involved in a certain form of political activism. Also only fare un’affermazione contraria alla war poteva metterti nei guai. In the case of Micky Dolenz, it is not an ‘ipotesi azzardata’ I will think that that kind of copy of the Beatles potesse is considered pericolosa» (the period of folk-rock was over in the mirino dell’FBI as well as Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs and Dave Van Ronk).

Another reason for having an artist, Leonard speculates, was the existence of a legame with a “criminal or a potential criminal.” As we have seen in the archives of the FBI, and almost this type was increased from the first year of ’70. In tempi più recenti, però, the maggioranza delle popstar non sono state schedate por motivi politici, ma poiché coinvolte in casi di estorsione o minacce di morte.

In the course of her success, Leonard has found that relative artists of primary importance such as Sam Cooke, Richie Havens and Nina Simone are among the most popular artists. On the other hand, in the course of the past decade, the Bureau has been published publicly consultabili parecchi dossier. Alcuni (come quelli sui Monkees, i Grateful Dead e Marvin Gaye) was briefly and heavily censored. Otherwise, invece, we showed how the FBI controlled certi musicisti o fosse soon to investigate his di loro (for example, there was an overflowing dozen of pages about certi disordini occorsi during the Kiss concert).

Here is a selection of documents, from the most recent and deciphered, from the FBI about the story of pop artists.

whitney houston
In 2013, the Bureau has secreted a 128-page file on the Houston count that includes and relative report on many inquiries. In 1998, the agency investigated his ossessional fan who wrote a letter to him, one of the words that he said “avrebbe potuto far del male a qualcuno mettendo in atto un’idea folle”. The letter is state consigned to the FBI where the fan has guessed that his only chance was to ask for a response from the star. In 1992, Houston was the victim of an attempted failure of riches as part of an avvocato that paid 100 thousand dollars, or 250 thousand, undermining di rivelare “certi dettagli molto privati ​​a diverse pubblicazioni”. The case, however, was not a federal crime, for which the Bureau has decided not to investigate. In 1999, a Dutch citizen was questioned by the agency to find out that he was invited to Houston by a restaurant with a song that sustained the fact that it was written lui e lei gli avrebbe rubato; he has però negato di averle spedito lettere minarie.

Marvin Gaye
C’è un piuttosto enigmatic file, of six pages, about due to tenuti concerti in 1977 by Gaye in Virginia, in Richmond and Norfolk. Upon his arrival, Gaye has begun to lament if he is not stato pagoto and the promoter gli has turned il cachet a second time, walking in perdita. Secondly and rapporti, the Bureau inquired about his one uomo d’affari (il nome è obscurato) il cui «assegno da 75 mila dollari avrebbe presumably invogliato Gaye ad andare a esibirsi», close to the stabilire he told that this mossa ci fosse a piano per spostare da uno Stato all’altro della merce rubata. Non è data sapere se siano mai venuti a capo della faccenda.

The Notorious BIG
I tre dossier relativi a Biggie coprono 359 page and obviously if we concentrate on his case ancora irrisolto of his omicide avenuto nel 1997 and, in particular, sulle ipotetiche responsabilità della polizia locale. “Varie fonti hanno dichiarato di volere I will cooperate with the FBI to stabilize an agent from the Los Angeles Police Department who reported a murder record,” he read in a report. Ci sono anche vari mandati di comparizione (censorship) of 2004; a 10-page timeline of Biggie’s carrier; an accenno to a “tempio” dedicated to Tupac (with both the 9 millimeter pistol) found in the garage of an LAPD agent who remains anonymous. Secondo l’indagine, the death of Biggie is stata causata da propiettili perforanti speciali, capaci di trapassare giubbotti antiproiettile e armor. The case was closed in 2005.

Aretha Franklin
The freelance reporter Jenn Dize, in September of the year, has spread via Twitter portions of the Bureau sulla regina del soul dossier. He did so at a distance from the year following the presentation of a richesta based on the Freedom of Information Act. I documenti, alcuni dei quali risalenti al 1966, demostrano un interesse dei federali per i legami di Franklin col movimento per i diritti civili e cosiddetti «stremisti di colore». There is a document from 1976 saying that “Franklin is not aware of the investigation by the condotte of this Bureau”, and revealed that for almost two decades the FBI has insisted on scrutinizing the singer’s social relations. If you have arrived at the point of citing details of her 1971 contract with Atlantic, with the idea that the potessero agent will find a legame fra gli affari di Franklin e le Pantere Nere.

robin gibb
His file is a status that can be consulted in 2012. Secondly, the document, the Bee Gee sarebbe status il mittente de «a potentially incriminating telegram sent to the London legal studio that presented his case in the divorce proceeding at this time». The telegram, attributed to Robin Gibb, says in one step: «That I have fatto exceeded the limit, you have learned più volte. Nessuno mi mette i piedi in testa… ne ho abbastanza. Ho paid per far fuori [nome censurato]». A source contacted by the FBI has revealed that the telegram was sent by Gibb to Miami, when he lived. Gibb, on his behalf, has said to the FBI that he is legally responsible for his ex-moglie potevano essere i responsabili di quel telegramma e estavano just about “spingere l’FBI a mettere Gibb in imbarazzo e fargli pressione per il divorzio”. The case is abandoned when the legal study has decided not to investigate further its fact.

Jimi Hendrix
Only published in 2011, I documented his Hendrix including a report of his arrest for hashing detention in Toronto, in 1969. If I spoke last night, I gave a sick person from 1961 for finding “I was imprisoned by a motor vehicle without permission.” I file included, poi, il rapporto dell’FBI sul festival di Woodstock del 1969, dove Hendrix has suonato. With a list of present artists, the document says: “Questi were not named in the festival program; ma lo spettacolo (I know if I can use it until it ends) principale l’ha offeredto the bizzarra che c’era people».

John Denver
Probably the singer di Sunshine on My Shoulders He is the last person who knows if he looked like he was looking for the FBI. Mail file relating to Denver (published in 2011) includes a document alleging his participation, in 1971 in Colorado, in the Dump the War peace demonstration involving Vietnam War veteran John Kerry. In 1979, the file was integrated into a report of her “a lady who speaks English and tedesco” who has spoken to the musician all the time (for a total of 17 phone calls) while her mother’s companion “was walking to Los Angeles for uccidere Denver». A document from 1990 contains a testimony (from an anonymous source) that Denver sarebbe status «decisamente no cocaine» during a concert, ma l’affermazione «non è stata corroborata dal Bureau». Denver, Peraltro, in her autobiography Take Me Home He has raccontato di avere rafforzato le mesure por la su propria sicurezza in sequel to quelle phone minacciose, assuming il capto de un’academia di arti marziali del Colorado. Nello stesso book he has also ammesso di avere fatto use of hashish and cocaine.

Kurt Cobain
Desecretato lo scorso anno, The brief file on Cobain (10 pages appena), includes some letters that were close to the FBI to investigate his death, second and mittenti, sarebbe avvenuta per omicidio. “We apprezziamo le vostre preoccupazioni sul case di Mr. Cobain, che potrebbe essere stato victima di un crimine”, if legge nelle risposte del Bureau. “In all cases, the largest part of the investigation per omicide only cade below the giurisdizione dei singoli Stati o delle autorità locali”. Fra i documenti c’è also a letter from 2000 directed all’allora Attorney General Janet Reno.

Miriam Makba
Because of her anti-apartheid activism and her marriage to Stokely Carmichael, an activist in the revolutionary Black Power movement (and by the FBI “extremist of color”), the South African singer deserves a 292-page dossier published only this month score. The document showed how the FBI opened promptly following Carmichael’s postamenti and the tour itinerary, other than the Mossa parrot, including the acquisition in 1968 of “a new refrigerator, with a washing machine and a gas stove.”

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