From the UK’s Daily Mail:
He is still revered around the world as a peace-loving working class hero.
But by the time he died, John Lennon was a closet conservative embarrassed by his radical past, according to his former personal assistant.
Fred Seaman claims that the former Beatle was a fan of Ronald Reagan, who went on to become America’s Republican president in 1981 and forged a close political alliance with Margaret Thatcher.
‘John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan because he was really sour on [Democrat] Jimmy Carter,’ he says in a documentary film.
Seaman worked for Lennon during the year leading up to the star’s death in December 1980 aged 40.
He tells Beatles Stories filmmaker Seth Swirsky that in his final months Lennon was not the left-wing militant worshipped by many of his fans.
‘He was a very different person back in 1979 and 80 than he’d been when he wrote Imagine,’ he says.
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