John Lennon was invited to perform a the famous 1969 Woodstock Music Festival but alas, he was a no-show. According to concert promoter Michael Lang, John was invited but at the time J.Edgar Hoover and the F.B.I. were doing everything they could to keep him out of the country. Nixon also tried to prevent John from coming to Woodstock to perform. It is pretty well known the harrasment that John and Yoko had to go through during this difficult time. The bad feelings went back to the early 70s when Nixon was trying to deport John. It became increasingly more difficult to deal with the government, and it wasn't until Nixon resigned did things start loosening up for John. Oddly enough, the Plastic Ono Band was at the time perfectly o.k. to play the big gig. They never were signed.
Did you know that Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta have a Christmas album out? No? Well now you do. They just released a new video, which some may find cute, but opening with country line dancing on some random street made me tune away very quickly. As one commenter on TMZ said, "I got irritable bowel syndrome after watching this."